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Nuclear Pharmacist Salary

Average pay for a Nuclear Pharmacist in the United States is considerable, rounding six figures at $111K per year. Nearly all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. Men make up a slight majority of Nuclear Pharmacists (57 percent) who responded to the survey. Among folks in this role, job satisfaction levels approximately match the national average. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
$92,493 - $131,533
MEDIAN: $110,814

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$92,493 - $131,533  
$-0.50 - $14,681  
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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).
$91,122 - $134,067  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 47
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Job Description for Nuclear Pharmacist

  • 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. At career start (within the first five years), average income sits near $106K, and the average for folks who have worked for five to 10 years is only slightly higher at $113K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Nuclear Pharmacists make a median salary of $125K. As Nuclear Pharmacists reach more than two decades on the job, compensation remains commensurate with experience; the average pay in this group is $133K.

Experience Affects Nuclear Pharmacist Salaries

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National Average

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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 7 votes.


43 %
57 %

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: 98% dental benefits Dental: 80%
vision benefits Vision: 70% employee benefits None: 3%