Average Salary for Nucor Corporation Employees

The average employee at Nucor Corporation takes home $69K annually. The most important factor affecting pay for Nucor Corporation employees is what you do at the company, though how long you've been working and your city play a role as well. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

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Employer: Nucor Corporation
Average Salary Range by Job
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National Data (?
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[-]Metallurgist - Process (3)
$57,422 - $99,749  
[-]Metallurgist - Process (3)
Salary$55,189 - $91,100  
Bonus$1,035 - $12,636  
Profit Disbursement$672 - $10,025  
Total Pay$57,422 - $99,749  
[+]Safety Director (2)
$56,104 - $123,541  
[+]Safety Director (2)
Salary$54,344 - $110,463  
Bonus$1,187 - $18,531  
Total Pay$56,104 - $123,541  
[+]Marketing Manager (2)
$55,375 - $140,964  
[+]Marketing Manager (2)
Salary$53,418 - $122,500  
Bonus$1,628 - $20,300  
Profit Disbursement$573 - $7,165  
Total Pay$55,375 - $140,964  
[+]Environmental Engineer (2)
$55,576 - $108,868  
[+]Environmental Engineer (2)
Salary$54,695 - $99,504  
Total Pay$55,576 - $108,868  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 29 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 63

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Nearing the top of the pay scale are Marketing Managers, Safety Directors, Environmental Engineers, and Metallurgist - Processs; while the first receives the highest median pay at about $113K per year, the other salaries come in at $84K, approximately $79K, and around $74K, respectively. Among the lower-paid positions at Nucor Corporation are Inside Sales Representatives — the median salary for this role approaches $45K.

Years of Experience

For those who claim five to nine years of work experience, pay on average amounts to $73K annually. Those with one to four years of experience at the company can expect to make around $64K per year on average. The largest fraction of Nucor Corporation people (32 percent) have been working for 10-19 years and earn $80K annually on average.


When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($80K per year) can be spotted in Maryville, Mo.; Indianapolis, Ind. (approximately $80K), Dallas, Texas (about $79K), and Norfolk, Neb. ($75K) are the next top-paying cities. At $69K, Charleston, S.C. is home to some of the lowest pay in the country. Pay rates in the United States are highest in the state of Tennessee, where they average to approximately $104K annually.

Certifications and Degrees

Those lacking certification bring in much lower salaries than Project Management Professionals, who make $118K per year. On average, salaries rise to $74K annually for accredited OSHA Forklift Operator Certifications. It pays to have a Master of Business Administration (MBA) at Nucor Corporation — these employees make the most at about $120K per year.


The best-paying skill to have in this role appears to be Marketing Management; employees who claim this ability report median compensation of around $100K annually. Project Management is regularly seen around here; one-tenth of those surveyed report it as a core competency. Employees also tend to know Engineering Design, Product Development, and Microsoft Excel.

Benefits and Perks

Almost all survey participants report contributing to a 401(k). At Nucor Corporation, most employees have health insurance, and a large number of survey participants have dental coverage. Perks also include a casual working environment, a stock purchase plan, tuition reimbursement, a company cell phone, and life insurance.

Key Stats for Nucor Corporation


25 %
75 %
$43,870 - $72,331
$53,719 - $93,094
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.
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