Nuclear Pharmacist Salary

Wages for Nuclear Pharmacists in the United States are generous, with average pay above six figures ($112K) per year. The majority of individuals in this role claim moderate levels of job satisfaction. The majority of Nuclear Pharmacists (62 percent) survey respondents are male. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$96,526 - $132,049
MEDIAN: $112,483

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$96,526 - $132,049  
$1,188 - $14,483  
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$96,356 - $135,657  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 59
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Job Description for Nuclear Pharmacist

Nuclear pharmacists prepare radiopharmaceuticals for medical providers who then administer these medicines for therapeutic use, often to attempt to cure cancer. These pharmacists combine various radioactive compounds to prepare medicines and compounds which must be tested using quality control methods, so close attention to detail is important in this position so that medicines are always combined in the correct manner.


Nuclear Pharmacist Tasks

  • Perform a combination of clinical and distributive radiopharmacy services.
  • Ensure safety, testing and quality precautions are followed while compounding and dispensing products.
  • Provide radiopharmacy services to nuclear medicine and other medical services.

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Pay by Experience Level for Nuclear Pharmacist

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Nuclear Pharmacists — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. Salaries can reach six figures almost right off the bat; beginning workers who have less than five years' experience bring in a median of $107K per year. Nuclear Pharmacists who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $125K. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income of $133K, which is barely higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.

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Experience Affects Nuclear Pharmacist Salaries

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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 6 votes.


38 %
62 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 100%
dental benefits
Dental: 86%
medical benefits
Vision: 75%
dental benefits