Nuclear Pharmacist Salary

Average pay for Nuclear Pharmacists in the United States is more than reasonable, with annual salaries pushing past the six-figure mark ($112K). Male Nuclear Pharmacists are just a bit more common among those who completed the questionnaire than females ones, with male workers composing 58 percent of the field. It's worth noting that most people in this role find their work both fulfilling and enjoyable. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$98,181 - $130,863
$98K
$110K
$130K
MEDIAN: $111,606
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$52.22 - $63.00
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MEDIAN: $58.96
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National Salary Data (?
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Salary
$98,181 - $130,863  
   
Bonus
$5,000  
Total Pay (?
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$99,954 - $136,778  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 44
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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Hourly Rate
$58.96  
   
Overtime
$91.56  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$5,000  
   
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$99,954 - $136,778  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 7

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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.

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Nuclear Pharmacist Tasks

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


Nuclear Pharmacists with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. Even the relatively untried can take home bulky six-figure salaries; employees who have worked for fewer than five years report earning $109K on average. On average, Nuclear Pharmacists make $127K following one to two decades on the job. Veterans who have acquired more than 20 years report a median income of $134K, which is generally higher than the pay reported by other tenure groups.

Key Stats for Nuclear Pharmacist

Gender

Female
42 %
Male
58 %
Less than 1 year
16%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
20%
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Experience Affects Nuclear Pharmacist Salaries

Late-Career
▲18%

Experienced
▲12%

Mid-Career
▲1%

National Average
$113,000

Entry-Level
▼4%

Gender

Female
42 %
Male
58 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
16%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
20%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 100%
dental benefits
Dental: 100%
vision benefits
Vision: 91%
dental benefits
None:
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