Average Nuclear Physicist Salary

$102,080
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$7,807
Bonus
$2,948
Profit Sharing
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The average salary for a Nuclear Physicist is $102,080.
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$60k
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$102k
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$201k
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MEDIAN $102,080
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United States (change)
Salary
$60k - $201k
Bonus
$698 - $25k
Profit Sharing
$750 - $8k
Total Pay
$56k - $207k

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Job Description for Nuclear Physicist

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

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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Years of Experience

This data is based on 64 survey responses.
Entry Level
15.6%
Early Career
31.3%
Mid Career
18.8%
Experienced
17.2%
Late Career
17.2%