Nuclear Pharmacist Salary
On average, Nuclear Pharmacists in the United States earn six-figure salaries ($112K) annually, making for a very well-paid profession. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Nuclear Pharmacists. Nearly all get medical and dental insurance, and a strong majority get vision plans, too. Most people who answered the questionnaire are men; 64 percent of Nuclear Pharmacists are male. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
|Salary||$101,311 - $135,583|
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Job Description for Nuclear Pharmacist
Nuclear pharmacists prepare radiopharmaceuticals for medical providers who then administer these medicines for therapeutic use, often to attempt to cure cancer. These pharmacists combine various radioactive compounds to prepare medicines and compounds which must be tested using quality control methods, so close attention to detail is important in this position so that medicines are always combined in the correct manner.Read More...
Hazardous materials are used in this position, so it's essential that laws and regulations regarding the preparation of this medicine are followed at all times. Although nuclear pharmacists do not usually interact with end-users, customer service skills are beneficial in order to work with clients, and communication skills are also important in order to advise physicians, technicians, and others in the medical field. The equipment and tools used in this position must be checked via preventive and periodic maintenance to ensure that they are working correctly, and they may also have inventory and ordering duties. Complete and accurate documentation must also be kept.
Nuclear pharmacists may need public speaking skills to train employees in radiation safety, and a bachelor's degree in pharmacy and certification as a nuclear pharmacist are minimum requirements for this position; a doctorate degree in pharmacy is often preferred. (Copyright 2017 PayScale.com)
Nuclear Pharmacist Tasks
- Provide radiopharmacy services to nuclear medicine and other medical services.
- Ensure safety, testing and quality precautions are followed while compounding and dispensing products.
- Perform a combination of clinical and distributive radiopharmacy services.
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Pay by Experience Level for Nuclear Pharmacist
Pay by Experience for a Nuclear Pharmacist has a positive trend. An entry-level Nuclear Pharmacist with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $110,000 based on 29 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Nuclear Pharmacist with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $112,000 based on 8 salaries. An experienced Nuclear Pharmacist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $127,000 based on 7 salaries. A Nuclear Pharmacist with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $133,000 based on 9 salaries.
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