What am I worth?
Get a free salary report »
What should I pay?
Pay the right way »

Average Salary for Nucor Corporation Employees

The average Nucor Corporation employee earns $70K per year. Your job title plays the largest role in compensation at Nucor Corporation, but your experience level and your city affect income (to a lesser degree) as well. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

Read More

How This Employer Pays

Nucor Corporation typically pays:
above market

We couldn't find any similar companies in our data. Do you work at a similar company?

Employer: Nucor Corporation
Average Salary Range by Job

Find Out Exactly What You Should Be Paid

United States (change)

Comp Managers: Start Here »

About This Company

Nucor Corp

Freebase CC-BY Source: Freebase, licensed under CC-BY


Nearing the top of the pay scale are Marketing Managers, Information Technology Directors, Safety Directors, and Environmental Engineers; while the first receives the highest median pay at around $113K annually, the other salaries come in at $113K, approximately $84K, and about $79K, respectively. On the lower end are Inside Sales Representatives at $45K on average.

Years of Experience

Survey participants who have worked at Nucor Corporation for between five and 10 years earn $73K per year on average. Workers who have been with the company for more than one year but less than five can make about $64K annually on average. The largest slice of the Nucor Corporation workforce (31 percent) has been working for 10-19 years and earns, on average, $84K per year.


When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($80K annually) can be spotted in Maryville, Mo.; Indianapolis, Ind. (around $80K), Dallas, Texas ($79K), and Seattle, Wash. (approximately $76K) are the next top-paying cities. On the lower end is Charleston, S.C. at $69K. By state, Nucor Corporation pays its Tennessee employees the most; the pay rate there is $104K per year.

Certifications and Degrees

Project Management Professionals are compensated at a much higher rate than non-authorized workers, bringing in close to $118K annually. Acquiring certification to be a OSHA Forklift Operator Certification is rewarded with median pay of about $74K per year. The best paid folks at Nucor Corporation have a Master of Business Administration (MBA), earning approximately $120K annually.


The highest-paying skill in this position seems to be Product Development; individuals who report it as part of the repertoire have a median income of around $91K per year. Project Management is regularly seen around here; about a tenth of those surveyed report it as a core competency. Engineering Design, Microsoft Excel, and Customer Service were also reported by many survey participants.

Benefits and Perks

Around half can rely on paid vacation days, but only 29 percent have the luxury of paid sick time. Almost all survey participants save up for retirement through a 401(k) plan. Nucor Corporation provides health insurance to almost all workers, and most employees do receive dental coverage. Other privileges include a casual working environment, a stock purchase plan, a subsidized cell phone, and tuition reimbursement.

Key Stats for Nucor Corporation


27 %
73 %
$32,280 - $69,000
$54,261 - $96,274
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 17 votes.
United States (change)

Subscribe to Our Newsletter

Salary and career advice to put you a step ahead.
newsletter icon


Recent Blog Posts on Career News

Want to Get More Specific? Get a Salary Report Customized for YOU

Tell us about your current job and your skillset, and we’ll let you know how much employers are paying in your area.