Average Salary for Idaho National Laboratory Employees

Idaho Falls, Idaho-based Idaho National Laboratory hires for positions ranging from Nuclear Engineer to Research Scientist in the nuclear energy and allied. An average Idaho National Laboratory employee can expect to make $80K per year. Though your experience level does impact pay, your role at the company is the primary influence on employee salary at Idaho National Laboratory. 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

Survey participants who have worked at Idaho National Laboratory for between five and 10 years earn $82K annually on average. Workers who have been with the company for more than one year but less than five can make $86K per year on average. The largest fraction of Idaho National Laboratory people (33 percent) have been working for 20 years or more and earn approximately $87K annually on average.


Nuclear Engineers earn the highest median pay at around $125K per year, followed by Research Scientists (about $88K) annually.

Certifications and Degrees

Idaho National Laboratory workers who hold a Master of Science (MS) are also well compensated, earning $110K on average.


When it comes to skills, employees who report Project Management among their abilities seem to make the most, reporting a median income of approximately $125K per year. A relatively widespread skill at Idaho National Laboratory is Nuclear Energy / Nuclear Power; approximately one in seven of employees use it for work. Employees also tend to know .NET, Scheduling, and Security Risk Management.

Benefits and Perks

To plan for old age, almost all respondents maintain savings accounts through the company's 401(k) plan. The vast majority of employees receive health insurance, and almost all workers get dental coverage. Idaho National Laboratory folks also make good use of a casual working environment, tuition reimbursement, and life insurance.

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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 2 votes.
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