Nuclear Physicist Salary

The average salary for a Nuclear Physicist is $96,373 per year.

$58,175 - $220,627
$58K
$100K
$220K
MEDIAN: $104,144
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Salary $58,175 - $220,627
Bonus $7,000
Profit Sharing $750
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$50,868 - $217,403
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 25

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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.

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Nuclear Physicist Tasks

  • 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.
  • Conduct research and experimentation.
  • Write up technical reports and recommendations.

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Pay by Experience Level for Nuclear Physicist

Pay by Experience for a Nuclear Physicist has a positive trend. An entry-level Nuclear Physicist with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $93,000 based on 13 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Nuclear Physicist with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $98,000 based on 10 salaries. An experienced Nuclear Physicist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $96,000 based on 8 salaries. A Nuclear Physicist with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $136,000 based on 5 salaries.

Key Stats for Nuclear Physicist

Gender

Female
20 %
Male
80 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 3 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
21%
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Experience Affects Nuclear Physicist Salaries

Late-Career
▲23%

National Average
$110,000

Mid-Career
▼11%

Experienced
▼12%

Entry-Level
▼16%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 3 votes.

Gender

Female
20 %
Male
80 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
21%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 87%
dental benefits
Dental: 53%
vision benefits
Vision: 47%
no benefits
None: 13%
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