Average Salary for Idaho National Laboratory Employees

Idaho National Laboratory is a nuclear energy and allied firm headquartered in Idaho Falls, Idaho that hires for Nuclear Engineer positions, Mechanical Engineer roles, and more. The median salary at Idaho National Laboratory is $74K per year. For the most part, employee paychecks at Idaho National Laboratory fluctuate depending on your role at the company; your experience level also matters, but to a lesser degree. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

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Idaho National Laboratory Median Salary by Job


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  • Updated: 24 Jun 2017
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Idaho Falls, Idaho 

Nuclear Energy and Allied

Source: Freebase

Years of Experience

Workers who have been with the company for more than one year but less than five can make approximately $63K annually on average. Average pay is $58K per year for those with five to nine years of experience. The largest fraction of Idaho National Laboratory people (40 percent) have been working for 10-19 years and earn about $103K annually on average.


Nuclear Engineers earn the highest median pay at $125K per year, followed by Mechanical Engineers ($65K) annually.

Certifications and Degrees

Being a Certified Information Systems Security Professional certainly has its perks — salaries approach around $117K per year and far exceed the paychecks of those without certification. Idaho National Laboratory compensates Master of Science (MS)-holders the most at about $110K annually.


In this position, it pays to have Project Management in your toolkit; employees who claim proficiency enjoy a higher median salary of around $125K per year. A relatively widespread skill at Idaho National Laboratory is Engineering Design; nearly one in eight of employees use it for work. Nuclear Energy / Nuclear Power, .NET, and Security Risk Management are also desirable skills.

Benefits and Perks

The benefits packages at Idaho National Laboratory can sometimes lack paid time off; one in three employees get paid vacation days, and one in six survey participants receive paid sick leave. The vast majority of respondents participate in the company's 401(k) retirement savings plan. Almost all respondents receive health insurance, and a large number of respondents get dental coverage. Some other advantages of working at Idaho National Laboratory are life insurance, a casual working environment, tuition reimbursement, and a subsidized cell phone.

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Key Stats for Idaho National Laboratory


21 %
79 %
$57,138 - $122,449

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 4 votes.
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more
$78,611 - $121,209
$54,000 - $117,447
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