Salary for Nuclear Medicine Physicians

Also known as:  Aviation Medicine Specialist, Cardiologist, Dermatologist, Emergency Medicine Specialist, Gastroenterologist, Immunologist, Laryngologist, Neonatal Doctor, Neonatologist, Nephrologist

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Physicians who administer radionuclides for the treatment of conditions are called nuclear medicine physicians. They interpret data and diagnostic imaging, confer and coordinate treatment plans with other physicians, meet with patients after treatments to discuss outcomes and the need for further treatment, and review patient medical histories in order to determine the suitability of patients for treatment with radioisotopes, and the procedures and particular radioisotopes to be administered. Additionally, these professionals establish and enforce radiation protection standards for patients and staff. A doctoral or professional degree and an understanding of biology and physics are important for this occupation.

A Nuclear Medicine Physician usually receives wages ranging from 144000 - 216000 depending on experience and domain knowledge. Nuclear Medicine Physicians can get an average wage of One Hundred Eighty Seven Thousand Four Hundred dollars on a yearly basis.

Nuclear Medicine Physicians are paid most highly in Minnesota, where they earn average wages of close to about $218180. Professionals that work in this career are paid the highest in Finance and Insurance, where they earn wages of $207270.

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SALARY TREND
The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 36.18 percent nationwide in that time.
INDUSTRIES
Nuclear Medicine Physicians tend to make the most in the following industries
Other Services (except Public Administration) $207,270
Finance and Insurance $185,660
Health Care and Social Assistance $184,850
Management of Companies and Enterprises $178,210
Public Administration $177,600
Manufacturing $157,670
In general, they earn less within the industries below
Educational Services $107,720
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services $136,330
Manufacturing $157,670
Public Administration $177,600
Management of Companies and Enterprises $178,210
Health Care and Social Assistance $184,850
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