Average Salary for Nucor Corporation Employees

The median salary at Nucor Corporation is $65K per year. Though what you do at the company and your experience level do impact pay, geography is the primary influence on employee salary at Nucor Corporation. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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Nucor Corp

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Fort Wayne, Ind. is one of the lowest-paid cities, with earnings averaging approximately $52K. Across Nucor Corporation's U.S. offices, employees in the state of North Carolina earn the most, taking home $88K annually.


The highest average salaries go to Information Technology Directors, who bring in close to $113K per year, though Safety Directors are not far behind at $84K along with Accountants (around $70K) and District Sales Managers (about $68K). Buyers make an average $41K, close to the bottom of the company pay scale.

Years of Experience

Those who have five to nine years of work experience see average salaries of $68K annually. Between the one and five year mark, median pay is about $63K per year. The greater proportion of employees (33 percent) report 10-19 years of experience and bring home median pay of approximately $77K annually.

Certifications and Degrees

Being a Certified Professional Engineer certainly has its perks — salaries approach around $84K per year and far exceed the paychecks of those without certification. Becoming an OSHA Forklift Operator Certification can certainly pay off here; those folks make $74K on average. Nucor Corporation workers who hold a B.A. in Bachelor of Arts (BA) are also well compensated, earning about $78K on average.


When it comes to skills, employees who report Programmable Logic Controllers / Automation among their abilities seem to make the most, reporting a median income of $102K annually. It's pretty common to find people here who know Microsoft Excel; around one in seven consider it a key competency. Key skills also include Financial Analysis, Data Analysis, and Leadership.

Benefits and Perks

Benefits packages do tend to lack paid time off; Nucor Corporation gives paid vacation days to 35 percent and sick leave to 23 percent. Most workers report contributing to a 401(k). Almost all employees can count on health insurance, and a large number of workers have dental coverage as a benefit. The company also dishes out perks such as a casual working environment, a stock purchase plan, a subsidized cell phone, and tuition reimbursement.

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Key Stats for Nucor Corporation


31 %
69 %
$46,350 - $67,407
$50,367 - $91,147
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 14 votes.
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