Average Salary for Idaho National Laboratory Employees

Headquartered in Idaho Falls, Idaho, Idaho National Laboratory offers a range of employment opportunities in the nuclear energy and allied, from Nuclear Engineer to Research Scientist. A salary of $83K per year is the median rate at Idaho National Laboratory. Idaho National Laboratory paychecks are largely negotiated based on your job title, though your experience level is also considered. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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Idaho Falls, Idaho 

Nuclear Energy and Allied

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Years of Experience

For those with one to four years of experience, median paychecks reach $86K annually. For those with five to nine years of experience, average earnings amount to $82K per year. The greater proportion of employees (35 percent) report 10-19 years of experience and bring home median pay of approximately $95K annually.


Nearing the top of the pay scale are Nuclear Engineers and Research Scientists; the former receives the highest median pay at about $125K per year while around $88K annually is the norm for the latter.

Certifications and Degrees

It pays to have a Master of Science (MS) at Idaho National Laboratory — these employees make the most at $110K per year.


The highest-paying skill to have may be Project Management; employees who claim proficiency also report a higher average salary of approximately $125K annually. One of the more prevalent skills at Idaho National Laboratory is Security Risk Management, with around one in seven considering it a key competency. Employees also tend to round out their skills sets with Nuclear Energy / Nuclear Power, .NET, and Security Policies and Procedures.

Benefits and Perks

Nearly all respondents take advantage of the 401(k) plan that Idaho National Laboratory sponsors. Perks cover health insurance for nearly all employees and dental coverage for the vast majority of employees. Privileges also include a casual working environment, tuition reimbursement, and life insurance.

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