Nuclear Physicist Salary

The average salary for a Nuclear Physicist is $99,473 per year.

$61,984 - $157,222
MEDIAN: $99,473

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$61,984 - $157,222  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 29
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Job Description for Nuclear Physicist

The position of a nuclear physicist requires a master’s degree in nuclear science or physics, and many have a master’s degree in both, which each require written theses and thirty to sixty-six additional class hours. Many nuclear physicists also have a doctorate degree.


Nuclear Physicist Tasks

  • Conduct research and experimentation.
  • Write up technical reports and recommendations.
  • Secure adequate funding for school or program by submitting budget requests, apply for grants or other supplemental funding.
  • Develop and present research ideas and plans.

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Experience Affects Nuclear Physicist Salaries

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Job Satisfaction

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Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
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Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 95%
dental benefits
Dental: 68%
medical benefits
Vision: 68%
dental benefits
None: 5%