Nuclear Engineer Salary (United States)

The average pay for a Nuclear Engineer is $79,577 per year. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are Systems Engineering and Project Management. Experience has a moderate effect on salary for this job.
Nuclear Engineer Total Pay (?
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$57,902 - $122,100
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MEDIAN: $79,577
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Nuclear Engineer Total Pay (?
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$19.23 - $79.73
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$57,902 - $122,100  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,082  
Profit Sharing
$50.00 - $12,354  
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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$58,099 - $128,611  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 932
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$27$54$81
Hourly Rate
$19.23 - $79.73  
   
Overtime
$19.67 - $71.15  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,082  
   
Profit Sharing
$50.00 - $12,354  
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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$58,099 - $128,611  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 932
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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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Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Pay Difference By Location

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Norfolk
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National Average
$82,000
Raleigh
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Chicago
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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
up arrow 15%
Engineering Design
up arrow 1%
National Average
$82,000

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 217 votes.

Gender

Female
10%
female alumni
 
Male
90%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
12%
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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