Avg. Base Salary (USD)
The average salary for a Nuclear Physicist is $102,811
What is the Pay by Experience Level for Nuclear Physicists?
An entry-level Nuclear Physicist with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $106,000 based on 5 salaries. An early career Nuclear Physicist with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $96,328 based on 14 salaries. A …Read more
What Do Nuclear Physicists Do?
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 physicists often work in the fields of alternative energy research and radioactive medicine, and they work in laboratories as well as in the field doing testing and studies on different theories. They often voluntarily …Read more
- 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.