Average Salary for Nucor Corporation Employees

The median salary at Nucor Corporation is $64K per year. What you do at the company is the biggest factor affecting pay for Nucor Corporation workers, followed by geography and your experience level. The data for this report comes from responses to the PayScale salary survey.

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The highest paychecks go to Operations Managers, who earn an average around $107K annually, closely trailed by Automation Engineers (approximately $94K), Metallurgist - Processs (about $80K), and Accountants ($70K). Earning only $46K on average, Buyers make less than most people in the company.


When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($100K per year) can be spotted in Decatur, Ala.; Crawfordsville, Ind. ($80K), Wallingford, Conn. (about $70K), and Mesa, Ariz. ($69K) are the next top-paying cities. At around $51K, Fort Wayne, Ind. is home to some of the lowest pay in the country. The highest pay by state can be found in South Carolina, where salaries average out at $89K annually.

Years of Experience

Between the one and five year mark, median pay is approximately $62K per year. For those who claim five to nine years of work experience, pay on average amounts to around $67K annually. The largest slice of the Nucor Corporation workforce (27 percent) has been working for 10-19 years and earns, on average, $74K per year.

Certifications and Degrees

Engineer in Trainings receive bigger paychecks (about $61K annually) than those without credentials. The best paid folks at Nucor Corporation have a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering (BSEE), earning approximately $87K per year.


When it comes to skills, SQL seems to bolster pay the most; employees who claim proficiency also enjoy a median income of $83K annually. A garden variety skill at Nucor Corporation is Microsoft Excel; approximately one-seventh of Nucor Corporation's people use it regularly. Some other standard skills here are Data Analysis, Customer Relationship Management, and General Ledger Accounting.

Benefits and Perks

Nucor Corporation lets only two-fifths of employees take paid vacation and only one in four survey participants take sick leave. A large number of employees save for retirement through Nucor Corporation's 401(k) plan. Nearly all employees can count on health insurance, and most workers have dental coverage as a benefit. Nucor Corporation employees also enjoy perks such as a casual working environment, a stock purchase plan, tuition reimbursement, and life insurance.

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Key Stats for Nucor Corporation


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62 %
$42,574 - $68,784
$55,500 - $88,437

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 16 votes.
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more
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