The average pay for a Nuclear Engineer is $83,669 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.

$61,584 - $128,237
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MEDIAN: $83,669
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$26.18 - $99.33
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$99
MEDIAN: $45.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$61,584 - $128,237  
   
Bonus
$685 - $14,404  
Profit Sharing
$195.74 - $15,456  
Total Pay (?
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$61,958 - $138,799  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 524
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$34$68$102
Hourly Rate
$26.18 - $99.33  
   
Overtime
$29.50 - $72.88  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Bonus
$685 - $14,404  
   
Profit Sharing
$195.74 - $15,456  
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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$61,958 - $138,799  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 26
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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

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $86,563

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Experience Affects Nuclear Engineer Salaries




National Average
$87,000


Skills That Affect Nuclear Engineer Salaries


Systems Engineering
up arrow 8%

Nuclear Energy / Nuclear Power
up arrow 3%

Technical Writing
up arrow 3%

National Average
$87,000

Engineering Design
up arrow 2%

Technical Analysis
up arrow 3%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 43 votes.

Gender

Female
13 %
Male
87 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 93%
dental benefits
Dental: 85%
medical benefits
Vision: 76%
dental benefits
None: 6%
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