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Nuclear Engineer Salary (United States)

The average pay for a Nuclear Engineer is $79,299 per year. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are Systems Engineering and Project Management.
Nuclear Engineer Salary (?
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$57,991 - $121,504
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MEDIAN: $79,298
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Nuclear Engineer Salary (?
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$19.12 - $74.12
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MEDIAN: $35.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$57,991 - $121,504  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,161  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $12,413  
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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$58,277 - $128,031  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 839
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$19.12 - $74.12  
   
Overtime
$19.68 - $73.84  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,161  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $12,413  
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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$58,277 - $128,031  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 52
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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 Difference By Location

Richland
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Idaho Falls
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Charlotte
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Chicago
up arrow 6%
Albuquerque
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Washington
0%
National Average
$82,000
Wilmington
up arrow 5%
Lynchburg
up arrow 9%
Aiken
up arrow 9%
Knoxville
up arrow 12%
Raleigh
up arrow 12%
Atlanta
up arrow 13%
Pittsburgh
up arrow 15%
Newport News
up arrow 16%
Norfolk
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Nuclear Engineer Reviews

What is it like working as a Nuclear Engineer at Duke Energy Corp?
Nuclear Engineer in Raleigh:
"Challenging And Fair."
Pros: First of a kind, one of a kind engineering projects.
Cons: Trying to hard to cut costs at expense of worker compensation.

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Experience Affects Nuclear Engineer Salaries

National Average
$82,000

Skills That Affect Nuclear Engineer Salaries

Systems Engineering
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Engineering Design
0%
National Average
$82,000

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 190 votes.

Gender

Female
9%
female alumni
 
Male
91%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
20%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 92% dental benefits Dental: 82%
vision benefits Vision: 72% employee benefits None: 7%