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Reactor Operator Test & Research Salary
in Chicago, Illinois

$85,278 (USD)

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Last updated: June 24, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Reactor Operator Test & Research is $85,278 a year and $41 an hour in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The average salary range for a Reactor Operator Test & Research is between $60,815 and $105,407. On average, a Bachelor's Degree is the highest level of education for a Reactor Operator Test & Research. 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

  • Operates and controls operation of nuclear reactor to create fissionable materials used for research purposes, study structure of atoms, and determine properties of materials.
  • Positions fuel elements (uranium) and object to be irradiated in position in reactor core, using slave manipulators.
  • Installs instrumentation leads in core to measure operating temperature and pressure in reactor working from mockups, blueprints, and wiring and instrumentation diagrams.
  • Activates reactor and inserts object to be irradiated into rabbit (pneumatic) tube, beam hole, or irradiation tunnel according to size of object and nature of experiment.
Reactor Operator Test & Research Job Prevalence in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job family: Nuclear Technicians

Job family population: 6,850

Estimated population of Reactor Operator Test & Research jobs: 637

Rate of error: 7.3%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
5 Year Change:
16 %



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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 2,705,994 (2018), 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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