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Radioisotope Production Operator Salary
in Chicago, Illinois

$71,877 (USD)

Average Salary

$35/hr

Average Hourly

$1,495

Average Bonus

Last updated: May 24, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Radioisotope Production Operator is $71,877 a year and $35 an hour in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The average salary range for a Radioisotope Production Operator is between $51,624 and $88,624. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in Chicago, Illinois.

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Job Summary

Description:
  • Controls laboratory compounding equipment enclosed in protective hot cell to prepare radioisotopes and other radioactive materials for use as tracers for biological, biomedical, physiological, and industrial purposes according to written procedures: places specified amounts of chemicals into container to be irradiated at nuclear reactor or with other irradiation equipment.
  • Secures vacuum pump head to outlet valve on special container to replace air with inert gas, and routes container to irradiation facility.
  • Receives irradiated chemicals delivered in shielded cell.
  • Moves manipulator to open container and transfer irradiated contents into glass vessel.
  • Opens pneumatic valves or uses manipulators to add specified types and quantities of chemical reagents into glass vessel to produce radioactive product.
  • Controls manipulators to pour liquids required to perform standard chemical analyses involving titration and filtration.
  • Withdraws radioactive sample for transport to chemical laboratory for analysis.
  • Fills shipping container inside cell with prescribed quantity of radioisotope material for shipment pending sample approval.
Radioisotope Production Operator Job Prevalence in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job family: Nuclear Technicians

Job family population: 6,850

Estimated population of Radioisotope Production Operator jobs: 732

Rate of error: 7.3%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
$83,326
5 Year Change:
16 %

Education

Education data not available for this job

Skills

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About Chicago, Illinois

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Description: Chicago ( (listen), locally also ), officially the City of Chicago, is the most populous city in Illinois, as well as the third most populous city in the United States. With an estimated population of 2,716,450 (2017), it is the most populous city in the Midwest. Chicago is the principal city of the Chicago metropolitan area, often referred to as Chicagoland, and the county seat of Cook County, the second most populous county in the United States. The metropolitan area, at nearly 10 million people, is the third-largest in the United States. Located on the shores of freshwater Lake Michigan, Chicago was incorporated...

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