Nuclear Medicine Technologist Salary

nuclear-medicine-technologist-salary-chart.jpgNuclear medicine technologists measure, prepare, and administer nuclear (radioactive isotopes) for tracer, diagnostic, and therapeutic studies using special medical equipment. They conduct studies for fat absorption, red cell survival, and blood volume with standard medical lab techniques.

Salary

The average salary of a nuclear medicine technologist is $70,840 annually. The bottom 10% earns at most $50,560 a year while the top 10% earns at least $93,320 yearly. The median salary is $70,180 a year.

The top industries for employment are general medical and surgical hospitals (13,460 employed, $70,650 average); offices of physicians (4,460 employed, $72,070 average); and medical and diagnostic laboratories (1,300 employed, $67,270 average). The top paying industry is colleges, universities, and professional schools, paying $79,260 on average (260 employed).

The top three paying states are California ($91,920 average), Rhode Island ($89,790), and Washington D.C. ($83,400).

Job Outlook

The job outlook of these professionals is expected to increase by 20% between 2012 and 2022, which is faster than average.

Nuclear Medicine Technologist Salary by State

State Lowest 10% Median Salary Highest 10% Average Salary
Alabama $34,410 $56,420 $74,820 $55,820
Arizona $63,640 $78,880 $94,230 $78,370
Arkansas $37,580 $64,990 $83,040 $62,290
California $69,380 $94,340 $127,840 $95,310
Colorado $58,510 $80,040 $94,460 $77,040
Connecticut $61,780 $84,080 $109,150 $83,060
Delaware $57,640 $72,970 $92,070 $73,350
Florida $53,750 $70,040 $90,320 $70,610
Georgia $51,380 $69,770 $89,620 $69,060
Hawaii $66,120 $83,360 $95,350 $81,600
Idaho $51,750 $67,170 $84,870 $66,690
Illinois $53,660 $71,820 $92,560 $72,240
Indiana $49,850 $67,030 $87,480 $66,420
Iowa $52,490 $68,000 $86,690 $67,770
Kansas $37,480 $65,700 $86,820 $63,460
Kentucky $48,780 $59,680 $74,680 $60,350
Louisiana $37,000 $63,380 $77,630 $60,280
Maine $53,740 $72,450 $91,360 $71,720
Maryland $62,600 $79,480 $94,960 $78,620
Massachusetts $54,200 $76,840 $95,650 $75,660
Michigan $49,370 $64,450 $77,400 $63,540
Minnesota $62,190 $76,900 $93,950 $76,710
Mississippi $42,630 $64,920 $85,810 $63,620
Missouri $53,580 $69,600 $89,010 $69,430
Montana $53,090 $67,670 $80,560 $66,880
Nebraska $51,000 $65,130 $77,330 $64,190
Nevada $63,160 $81,900 $114,890 $83,990
New Hampshire $57,190 $77,880 $92,940 $75,720
New Jersey $65,470 $84,790 $104,800 $83,960
New Mexico $57,590 $73,690 $93,050 $74,050
New York $61,380 $76,710 $99,500 $78,000
North Carolina $50,800 $65,890 $85,640 $65,910
Ohio $50,880 $65,450 $78,490 $64,780
Oklahoma $49,560 $69,060 $91,560 $68,720
Oregon $63,030 $80,910 $94,260 $78,540
Pennsylvania $45,970 $65,700 $87,500 $65,170
Rhode Island $66,640 $84,730 $108,890 $84,790
South Carolina $49,040 $62,550 $81,760 $62,590
South Dakota $37,880 $55,740 $74,550 $56,020
Tennessee $48,020 $64,060 $76,410 $62,410
Texas $50,610 $69,560 $90,880 $68,930
Utah $49,360 $66,930 $85,100 $65,940
Virginia $50,220 $69,080 $89,410 $68,840
Washington $63,730 $82,180 $107,980 $82,410
West Virginia $44,330 $55,720 $70,900 $56,150
Wisconsin $56,780 $72,490 $91,480 $72,750
Wyoming $50,410 $64,790 $82,620 $64,680