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What Do Nuclear Technician Do?

Job Description & Duties Assist nuclear physicists, nuclear engineers, or other scientists in laboratory or production activities. May operate, maintain, or provide quality control for nuclear testing and research equipment. May monitor radiation.

  • Radiation Protection Technician
  • Radiochemical Technician
  • Nuclear Monitoring Technician

Job Outlook for Nuclear Technicians

In the United States, there were 6,900 jobs for Nuclear Technician in 2016. There is little to no growth in job opportunities for Nuclear Technician. The BLS estimates 800 yearly job openings in this field.


The states with the most job growth for Nuclear Technician are Connecticut, Washington, and Missouri. Watch out if you plan on working in Idaho, Virginia, or Pennsylvania. These states have the worst job growth for this type of profession.

Salary for a Nuclear Technician

The average yearly salary of a Nuclear Technician ranges between $49,820 and $114,670.


Nuclear Technicians who work in California, New York, or Pennsylvania, make the highest salaries.

How much do Nuclear Technicians make in different U.S. states?

State Annual Mean Salary
California $95,420
Connecticut $78,300
Florida $88,550
Idaho $73,160
Illinois $84,810
Louisiana $61,080
Mississippi $79,890
New York $95,940
North Carolina $86,300
Ohio $73,210
Pennsylvania $93,380
South Carolina $69,130
Tennessee $86,030
Texas $85,990
Virginia $61,010

Nuclear Technicians Sector


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