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Average Salary for Radiation Monitor in United States

The average salary of a(n) Radiation Monitor in United States is $64,082.

The average hourly rate of a(n) Radiation Monitor in United States is $30.81.

The average bonus of a(n) Radiation Monitor in United States is $1,333.00.

Job Description:

Monitors personnel, plant facilities, and work environment to detect radio-active contamination, using radiation detectors and other instruments. Measures intensity and classifies type of radiation in working areas, using devices, such as beta-gamma survey meter, gamma-background monitor, and alphabeta-gamma counter. Gets air samples to determine airborne concentration of radioactivity, and assesses monitoring equipment worn by personnel, such as film badges and pocket detection chambers, to measure individual exposure to radiation. Takes smear test of suspected contaminated area by wiping floor with filter paper and placing paper in scaler to obtain contamination count. Informs supervisors when individual exposures and area radiation levels approach maximum permissible limits. Recommends work stoppage in unsafe areas, posts warning signs, and ropes off contaminated areas. Calculates amount of time personnel may be exposed safely to radiation in area, taking into account contamination count and health physicist's determinations concerning exposure limits of personnel. Instructs personnel in radiation safety procedures and demonstrates use of protective clothing and equipment. Monitors time and intensity of exposure of personnel working in radiation-waste disposal areas. Inspects shipments for contamination, using counter, and tags shipments in which radiation count exceeds specifications. Logs data, such as status of areas being decontaminated, rate of radiation exposure to personnel, and location and intensity of radio activity in contaminated areas. Tests detection instruments against standards to ensure their accuracy. May make periodic urinalyses of personnel and notify supervisors when overexposure to radiation is indicated. May recommend decontamination procedures. Less

Monitors personnel, plant facilities, and work environment to detect radio-active contamination, using radiation detectors and other instruments. Measures intensity and classifies type of radiation in working areas, using devices, such as beta-gamma survey meter, gamma-background monitor, and alphabeta-gamma counter. Gets... More

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