Entry-Level Nuclear Engineer Salary (United States)

The average pay for an Entry-Level Nuclear Engineer is $68,918 per year. A skill in Project Management is associated with high pay for this job.
Entry-Level Nuclear Engineer Total Pay (?
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$54,222 - $89,879
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90K
MEDIAN: $68,918
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Entry-Level Nuclear Engineer Total Pay (?
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$18.57 - $51.41
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $30
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National Salary Data

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$0$32K$64K$96K
Salary
$54,222 - $89,879  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,047  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $11,836  
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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$53,930 - $95,982  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 537
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$18.57 - $51.41  
   
Overtime
$19.17 - $52.36  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,047  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $11,836  
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).
)
$53,930 - $95,982  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 537
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Oak Ridge
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Charlotte
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Washington
up arrow 7%
National Average
$70,000
Atlanta
up arrow 8%
Pittsburgh
up arrow 10%
Chicago
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Norfolk
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Skills That Affect Entry-Level Nuclear Engineer Salaries

Project Management
up arrow 10%
Nuclear Energy / Nuclear Power
up arrow 4%
Engineering Design
up arrow 2%
Technical Analysis
up arrow 1%
National Average
$70,000
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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 121 votes.
Gender
Female
11%
female alumni
 
Male
89%
male alumni
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 92% dental benefits Dental: 82%
vision benefits Vision: 72% employee benefits None: 6%
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