Average Salary for Nucor Corporation Employees

Nucor Corporation pays its employees $67K annually on average. What you do at the company influences pay for Nucor Corporation workers the most, followed by how long you've been working and geography. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

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The highest paychecks go to Marketing Managers, who earn an average about $113K per year, closely trailed by Information Technology Directors ($113K), Environmental Engineers ($79K), and Metallurgist - Processs (around $70K). On the lower end are Inside Sales Representatives at $45K on average.

Years of Experience

For those who claim five to nine years of work experience, pay on average amounts to approximately $70K annually. Those with one to four years of experience at the company can expect to make $64K per year on average. The largest fraction of Nucor Corporation people (25 percent) have been working for 10-19 years and earn approximately $88K annually on average.


When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (around $100K per year) can be spotted in Seattle, Wash.; Maryville, Mo. ($80K), Norfolk, Neb. (about $75K), and Dallas, Texas ($75K) are the next top-paying cities. Expected earnings are below average ($69K) in Mesa, Ariz., one of the lowest-paid cities. By state, Nucor Corporation employees make the most in North Carolina, earning $88K annually on average.

Certifications and Degrees

Salaries approach $118K per year for Project Management Professionals; non-accredited workers make much less. OSHA Forklift Operator Certifications also rank high on the pay scale, with expected average earnings of approximately $74K annually. Nucor Corporation workers who hold a Master of Business Administration (MBA) are also well compensated, earning about $122K on average.


In this position, it pays to have Engineering Design in your toolkit; employees who claim proficiency enjoy a higher median salary of around $83K per year. Negotiation is a popular skill in the Nucor Corporation workforce; close to one-tenth of those surveyed report putting it to use in their jobs. Three more common skills are Microsoft Excel, Project Management, and Business Development.

Benefits and Perks

As for time away from work, Nucor Corporation does compensate just over a half of workers for vacation days, but only about 30 percent can take paid time off due to illness. The vast majority of survey participants participate in the company's 401(k) retirement savings plan. Health insurance is part of the package for the vast majority of respondents, and for a large number of survey participants, dental coverage is too. Nucor Corporation folks also make good use of a stock purchase plan, a casual working environment, a company cell phone, and relocation expenses.

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Key Stats for Nucor Corporation


26 %
74 %
$35,235 - $70,198
$48,936 - $95,260
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 17 votes.

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