Average Salary for Nucor Corporation Employees

A salary of $63K per year is the going rate at Nucor Corporation. The most important factor affecting pay for Nucor Corporation employees is what you do at the company, though your experience level and where you live play a role as well. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

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Nucor Corporation typically pays:
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Employer: Nucor Corporation
Average Salary Range by Job
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National Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
[-]Metallurgist - Process (3)
$58,881 - $96,349  
[-]Metallurgist - Process (3)
Salary$55,307 - $94,385  
Bonus$995 - $12,354  
Profit Disbursement$665 - $9,873  
Total Pay$58,881 - $96,349  
[+]Inside Sales Representative (3)
$28,579 - $64,189  
[+]Inside Sales Representative (3)
Salary$30,466 - $57,636  
Total Pay$28,579 - $64,189  
[+]Steel Detailer (2)
$23,102 - $56,797  
[+]Steel Detailer (2)
Total Pay$23,102 - $56,797  
[+]Marketing Manager (2)
$54,508 - $141,014  
[+]Marketing Manager (2)
Salary$54,177 - $121,779  
Bonus$1,666 - $21,524  
Profit Disbursement$577 - $8,603  
Total Pay$54,508 - $141,014  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 21 Nov 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 60
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About This Company

Nucor Corp

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Bringing in the most money are Marketing Managers — their earnings average approximately $113K. Environmental Engineers are a close second at $79K along with Metallurgist - Processs (about $74K) and Inside Sales Representatives ($43K).

Years of Experience

Those who have five to nine years of work experience see an average salaries of $70K. Workers who have been with the company for more than one year but less than five can typically make around $53K. The largest slice of the Nucor Corporation workforce (35 percent) has been working for 10-19 years and earns $73K annually.


When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($80K per year) can be spotted in Indianapolis; Dallas ($79K), Seattle (about $74K), and Alpharetta (approximately $74K) are the next top-paying cities. Expected earnings are below average (around $58K) in Auburn, one of the lowest-paid cities. Across Nucor Corporation's U.S. offices, employees in the state of Tennessee earn the most, taking home $104K annually.

Certifications and Degrees

Project Management Professionals earn approximately $118K, far more than their non-accredited counterparts. HAZWOPER Certification - 40 Hours also rank high on the pay scale, with expected earnings of $64K per year. Employees who have a Master of Business Administration (MBA) make the most here, hauling in around $120K annually.


The best-paying skill to have in this role appears to be Engineering Design; employees who claim this ability report median compensation of about $95K. It's pretty common to find people here who know Microsoft Office; approximately one in ten consider it a key competency. Key skills also include Microsoft Excel, Account Management, and Inside Sales.

Benefits and Perks

The greater part of workers contribute to 401(k) savings accounts sponsored by the firm. Health insurance is part of the package for almost all employees, and for a solid majority of workers, dental coverage is too. Nucor Corporation employees also enjoy perks such as a casual working environment, a stock purchase plan, tuition reimbursement, a subsidized cell phone, and life insurance.

Key Stats for Nucor Corporation


25 %
75 %
$32,058 - $71,495
$40,300 - $95,147
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 25 votes.

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