Nuclear Pharmacists receive generous compensation in the United States — earning an average of $111K per year, their standard salaries shoot well into the six-figure range. Most people who answered the questionnaire are men; 64 percent of Nuclear Pharmacists are male. Nuclear Pharmacists largely appreciate their work and find this position highly satisfactory. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$91,542 - $130,865
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MEDIAN: $110,677
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National Salary Data (?
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Salary
$91,542 - $130,865  
   
Bonus
$5,000  
Total Pay (?
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$95,613 - $135,683  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 48
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$32$64$96
Hourly Rate
$57.39  
   
Overtime
$95.00  
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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$95,613 - $135,683  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 6
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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

  • 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.


For Nuclear Pharmacists, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. Someone who has worked for fewer than five years earns around $108K on average. Individuals with five to 10 years of experience don't get much more, though; the average income in this group is $114K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $126K. Veterans who have worked for more than two decades do tend to make the most in the end; the median pay for this group is $134K.

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Experience Affects Nuclear Pharmacist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 19%

Experienced
up arrow 13%

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

National Average
$112,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 4%

Gender

Female
36 %
Male
64 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 100%
dental benefits
Dental: 100%
medical benefits
Vision: 92%
dental benefits
None:
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