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Average Salary for Nucor Corporation Employees

Nucor Corporation employees typically bring home $63K annually. At Nucor Corporation, the biggest piece of the paycheck puzzle is your job title — it impacts salary more than anything else — though how long you've been working and your city each factor into the equation as well. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

How This Employer Pays

Nucor Corporation typically pays:
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Employer: Nucor Corporation
Average Salary Range by Job
Job (Number Reporting)
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[-]Inside Sales Representative (4)
$28,670 - $62,272  
[-]Inside Sales Representative (4)
Salary$30,675 - $58,311  
Profit Disbursement$551 - $8,170  
Total Pay$28,670 - $62,272  
[+]Metallurgist - Process (3)
$59,975 - $99,325  
[+]Metallurgist - Process (3)
Salary$57,109 - $93,126  
Bonus$1,028 - $12,841  
Profit Disbursement$627 - $9,565  
Total Pay$59,975 - $99,325  
[+]Environmental Engineer (2)
$57,378 - $109,314  
[+]Environmental Engineer (2)
Salary$55,836 - $100,316  
Total Pay$57,378 - $109,314  
[+]Production Scheduler (2)
$38,526 - $77,585  
[+]Production Scheduler (2)
Bonus$659 - $9,369  
Total Pay$38,526 - $77,585  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 7 Nov 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 60
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Bringing in the most money are Marketing Managers — their earnings average $113K. Environmental Engineers are a close second at $79K along with Metallurgist - Processs ($74K) and Inside Sales Representatives (approximately $43K).

Years of Experience

Average pay is typically around $70K for those with five or more years experience. Those with one to four years of experience at the company can expect to make about $53K. To sum up, the greater portion of employees here (33 percent) have worked in their field for 10-19 years and now make $74K per year.


Median pay is highest in Indianapolis (approximately $80K annually), followed by Dallas ($79K), Seattle (about $74K), and Alpharetta ($74K). On the lower end is Auburn at around $58K. By state, Nucor Corporation employees make the most in Tennessee, earning about $104K per year on average.

Certifications and Degrees

Those lacking certification bring in much lower salaries than Project Management Professionals, who make approximately $118K. Earning a HAZWOPER Certification - 40 Hour certification garners significant financial rewards of $64K annually. Nucor Corporation workers who hold a Master of Business Administration (MBA) are also well compensated, earning $120K on average.


In this position, it pays to have Engineering Design in your toolkit; employees who claim proficiency enjoy a higher median salary of $95K. Folks here also tend to know Microsoft Office; on the survey, one-tenth of workers named it in their skills portfolios. Many workers are also familiar with Microsoft Excel, Account Management, and Customer Relationship Management.

Benefits and Perks

A strong majority of workers allocate some part of their earnings to the company-sponsored 401(k) savings plan. Health insurance is part of the package for almost all employees, and for a solid majority of workers, dental coverage is too. The company also dishes out perks such as a casual working environment, a stock purchase plan, tuition reimbursement, a company cell phone, and life insurance.

Key Stats

25 %
75 %
$32,058 - $71,495
$39,156 - $95,990
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more
Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 25 votes.

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