The average pay for a Nuclear Engineer is $79,013 per year. A skill in Project Management is associated with high pay for this job. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job.
Nuclear Engineer Total Pay (?
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$56,824 - $122,645
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MEDIAN: $79,013
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Nuclear Engineer Total Pay (?
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$19.00 - $79.46
(Median)
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34
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MEDIAN: $34.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$56,824 - $122,645  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,121  
Profit Sharing
$96.96 - $12,281  
Commission
$0.00 - $7,500  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$56,925 - $128,704  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 983
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$27$54$81
Hourly Rate
$19.00 - $79.46  
   
Overtime
$21.77 - $75.11  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,121  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $7,500  
Profit Sharing
$96.96 - $12,281  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
)
$56,925 - $128,704  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 983
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Job Description for Nuclear Engineer
Nuclear engineers are in charge of successfully completing nuclear engineering tasks for their organization. They develop and execute complex model interactions, use innovative computational methods to predict effects, and assess risks, as well as static and dynamic events. They must have advanced knowledge of nuclear engineering principles and their proper use while following strict safety laws when dealing with dangerous substances and materials. Nuclear engineers apply nuclear reactor technologies that make processes faster, manage technical performance and constraints, monitor core application, test new nuclear methodologies, and use their expertise for process optimizations, flow, and subsequent evaluation.
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Nuclear Engineer Tasks
  • Performs experiments to provide information on material usage and waste disposal.
  • May monitor nuclear facilities to identify operation practices to ensure safety regulations are being followed.
  • Studies release, control and utilization of nuclear energy including accidents.
  • Designs and develops equipment, instruments, and control mechanisms.
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Pay by Experience Level for Nuclear Engineer
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Pay Difference By Location
Baltimore
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Idaho Falls
up arrow 10%
Charlotte
up arrow 7%
Oak Ridge
up arrow 5%
Chicago
up arrow 3%
Washington
up arrow 2%
Columbia
up arrow 1%
Norfolk
0%
National Average
$82,000
Albuquerque
up arrow 1%
Philadelphia
up arrow 8%
Houston
up arrow 11%
Knoxville
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Pittsburgh
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Atlanta
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Experience Affects Nuclear Engineer Salaries

National Average
$82,000

Skills That Affect Nuclear Engineer Salaries

Nuclear Energy / Nuclear Power
up arrow 4%
National Average
$82,000
Engineering Design
up arrow 1%
Job Satisfaction
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Gender
Female
10%
female alumni
 
Male
90%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
20%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 91% dental benefits Dental: 82%
vision benefits Vision: 71% employee benefits None: 7%
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