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
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$97K
$110K
$130K
MEDIAN: $112,483
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$96,526 - $132,049  
   
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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

A nuclear pharmacist, sometimes known as a radiopharmacist (the terms are interchangeable), is a pharmacist who works with specialized medicines that are used to diagnose and treat the sick. These particular medicines are radioactive and must be handled with great care.

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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.


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

Late-Career
up arrow 18%

Experienced
up arrow 11%

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

National Average
$113,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 5%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
38 %
Male
62 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 100%
dental benefits
Dental: 86%
medical benefits
Vision: 75%
dental benefits
None:
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