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Engineer Nuclear Waste Salary
in Arizona, United States

$95,527 (USD)

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Salary Recap

The average pay for an Engineer Nuclear Waste is $95,527 a year and $46 an hour in Arizona, United States. The average salary range for an Engineer Nuclear Waste is between $66,861 and $118,659. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in Arizona, United States.

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Job Summary

  • Researches nuclear engineering problems and utilizes principles and theory of nuclear science to problems concerned with release, control, and utilization of nuclear energy and nuclear waste disposal.
  • Develops, designs, implements, and studies systems and procedures to reduce volume and dispose of nuclear waste materials and contaminated objects.
  • Oversees construction, testing, and implementation of nuclear waste disposal systems, and resolves operational problems.
  • Analyzes samples of sludge and liquid effluents resulting from operation of nuclear reactors to determine level of radioactivity in substances and potential for retention of radioactivity, using radioactivity counters and chemical and electronic analyzers.
  • Designs and draws plans for systems to reduce volume of waste by solidification, compaction, or incineration.
  • Excludes supervisory positions.
  • Identifies objects contaminated by radiation, such as trash, workers' clothing, and discarded tools and equipment.
  • Refers to State and Federal regulations and technical manuals to determine disposal method required for prevention of leakage or absorption of radioactive waste.
  • Compares costs of transporting waste to designated nuclear waste disposal sites and reducing volume of waste and storing waste on plant site.
  • Confers with equipment manufacturers' representatives and plant technical and management personnel to discuss alternatives and to choose most suitable plan on basis of safety, efficiency, and cost effectiveness.
  • Develops plans for modification of operating procedures to reduce volume and radioactive level of effluents, and writes manuals to instruct workers in changes in work procedures.
  • Advises management on selection of lands suitable for use as nuclear waste disposal sites and on establishment of effective safety, operating, and closure procedures.

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
5 Year Change:
16 %


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