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Decontaminator Salary
in United Kingdom

£45,308 (GBP)

Average Salary

£22/hr

Average Hourly

£1,038

Average Bonus

Last updated: January 22, 2020

The average pay for a Decontaminator is £45,308 a year and £22 an hour in the United Kingdom. The average salary range for a Decontaminator is between £32,265 and £56,049. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in the United Kingdom.

ERI’s compensation data are based on salary surveys conducted and researched by ERI. Cost of labor data in the Assessor Series are based on actual housing sales data from commercially available sources, plus rental rates, gasoline prices, consumables, medical care premium costs, property taxes, effective income tax rates, etc.

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Job Summary

Description:
  • Decontaminates radioactive materials and equipment, using chemical solutions, and sandblasting machine: reads contamination level, using radiation meter, and sorts contaminated items by size and radiation level, following specifications.
  • Weighs out and mixes chemical solutions in tank according to prescribed formula, and heats solution, using steam hose.
  • Immerses objects, such as pipes, motors, valves, hose, and containers, in solution for specified time, using hoist.
  • Places smaller objects in sandblasting machine, using manipulators or protective gloves, and starts machine to remove greater proportion of contamination and reduce immersion time.
  • Places hot (radioactive) waste, such as sweepings and broken sample bottles, into disposal containers to be processed for land or sea burial.
  • Cleans objects having radiation count under specified amount, using cloth, soap, solvents, wire brush, and buffing wheel.
  • Records type of material and equipment decontaminated and method used.
  • May accompany coffins of waste to disposal area.
  • May monitor radiation-exposed equipment, plant and hospital areas, and materials, using radiation-detector measuring instruments, such as portable gamma survey meter, geiger counter, and alpha-beta-gamma survey meter.
  • May determine method of decontamination according to size and nature of equipment, and degree of contamination.

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2025:
£52,524
5 Year Change:
16 %
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Description: The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom (abbreviated to UK or U.K.) or Britain, is a sovereign country located off the north­western coast of the European mainland. The United Kingdom includes the island of Great Britain, the north­eastern part of the island of Ireland, and many smaller islands. Northern Ireland is the only part of the United Kingdom that shares a land border with another sovereign state, the Republic of Ireland. Apart from this land border, the United Kingdom is surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean, with the North Sea to the east, the English Channel...

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Salary Recap

The average pay for a Decontaminator is £45,308 a year and £22 an hour in the United Kingdom. The average salary range for a Decontaminator is between £32,265 and £56,049. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in the United Kingdom.

ERI’s compensation data are based on salary surveys conducted and researched by ERI. Cost of labor data in the Assessor Series are based on actual housing sales data from commercially available sources, plus rental rates, gasoline prices, consumables, medical care premium costs, property taxes, effective income tax rates, etc.

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