The average salary for a Nuclear Physicist is $102,080.
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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. 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 w…Read more
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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Popular Skills for Nuclear Physicist
Nuclear Energy / Nuclear Power
Pay by Experience Level for Nuclear Physicist
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 $100,000 based on 10 salaries. An early career Nuclear Physicist with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $87,429 based on 20 salaries. A mid-career Nuclear Physicist with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $88,510 based on 12 salaries. An experienced Nuclear Physicist with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $122,084 based on 11 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $162,113.
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