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Decontaminator Salary
in New York-Manhattan, New York

$92,272 (USD)

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Salary Recap

The average pay for a Decontaminator is $92,272 a year and $44 an hour in New York-Manhattan, New York, United States. The average salary range for a Decontaminator is between $65,709 and $114,146. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in New York-Manhattan, New York.

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Job Summary

  • 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.
Decontaminator Job Prevalence in New York-Manhattan, New York, United States

Job family: Nuclear Technicians

Job family population: 6,850

Estimated population of Decontaminator jobs: 135

Rate of error: 7.3%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
5 Year Change:
16 %


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