Average Salary for Nucor Corporation Employees

The average employee at Nucor Corporation takes home $66K per year. Though your role at the company and your experience level do impact pay, geography is the primary influence on employee salary at Nucor Corporation. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($95K annually) can be spotted in Charlotte, N.C.; Columbus, Ohio (approximately $88K), Wallingford, Conn. ($70K), and Mesa, Ariz. (around $69K) are the next top-paying cities. At $46K, Trinity, Ala. is home to some of the lowest pay in the country. U.S. pay levels are highest in the state of South Carolina; salaries there average to about $107K per year.


Automation Engineers are awarded the highest paychecks, with compensation nearing $94K annually on average; Accountants are next on the list, bringing in close to around $70K, followed by District Sales Managers earning approximately $68K and Buyers making $46K.

Years of Experience

Survey participants who have worked at Nucor Corporation for between five and 10 years earn about $68K per year on average. Workers who have been with the company for more than one year but less than five can make $62K annually on average. When we consider tenure, a substantial portion of employees (27 percent) have been working for 10-19 years and make $74K per year on average.

Certifications and Degrees

Salaries approach $61K annually for Engineer in Trainings; non-accredited workers make much less. It pays to have a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering (BSEE) at Nucor Corporation — these employees make the most at about $87K per year.


The highest-paying skill in this position seems to be Programmable Logic Controllers / Automation; individuals who report it as part of the repertoire have a median income of $95K annually. Microsoft Excel is a popular skill in the Nucor Corporation workforce; nearly one in six of those surveyed report putting it to use in their jobs. Employees also tend to round out their skills sets with Data Analysis, Customer Relationship Management, and SQL.

Benefits and Perks

Two in five workers receive paid vacation, and only 31 percent get sick leave. A strong majority of respondents allocate some part of their earnings to the company-sponsored 401(k) savings plan. Almost all survey participants receive health insurance, and nearly all workers get dental coverage. Nucor Corporation also dishes out privileges such as a casual working environment, a stock purchase plan, a subsidized cell phone, and tuition reimbursement.

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$35,745 - $68,064
$56,000 - $93,228

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5
based on 14 votes.
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