Average Nuclear Physicist Salary

Avg. Base Salary (USD)

The average salary for a Nuclear Physicist is $112,994 in 2023

Base Salary
$86k - $204k
$1k - $20k
Profit Sharing
$0 - $1k
Total Pay
$87k - $203k
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What Do Nuclear Physicists Do?

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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FAQs About Nuclear Physicists

What is the highest pay for Nuclear Physicists?

Our data indicates that the highest pay for a Nuclear Physicist is $204k / year

What is the lowest pay for Nuclear Physicists?

Our data indicates that the lowest pay for a Nuclear Physicist is $86k / year

How can Nuclear Physicists increase their salary?

Increasing your pay as a Nuclear Physicist is possible in different ways. Change of employer: Consider a career move to a new employer that is willing to pay higher for your skills. Level of Education: Gaining advanced degrees may allow this role to increase their income potential and qualify for promotions. Managing Experience: If you are a Nuclear Physicist that oversees more junior Nuclear Physicists, this experience can increase the likelihood to earn more.