# Accelerator Operator

1. Dec 5, 2008

### lizardz43

Does anyone know what kind of salary an accelerator operator makes when starting out?

Thanks

2. Dec 5, 2008

### Choppy

Do you mean a radiation therapist?

The 2007 salary range for radiation therapists is about $65,200 to$84,200 a year in Alberta.

I believe they make more in the US.

3. Dec 6, 2008

### lizardz43

No, I mean the persons in charge of day to day operation of particle accelerators. They usually work in shifts. For example see: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Accelerator_operator .

In particular I am wondering what an operator makes at a lab like fermilab or brookhaven.

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