Nuclear Physicist Salary

The average salary for a Nuclear Physicist is $92,086 per year.

$51,064 - $222,360
$51K
$92K
$220K
MEDIAN: $92,086
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$51,064 - $222,360  
   
Bonus
$6,000  
Profit Sharing
$4,000  
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$51,521 - $219,096  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 20

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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

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Key Stats for Nuclear Physicist

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 3 votes.
Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
32%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
18%
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Experience Affects Nuclear Physicist Salaries

Late-Career
▲28%

National Average
$106,000

Mid-Career
▼2%

Experienced
▼9%

Entry-Level
▼16%

Job Satisfaction

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

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
32%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 86%
dental benefits
Dental: 50%
vision benefits
Vision: 57%
dental benefits
None: 14%
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