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Nuclear Engineer Salary with Nuclear Energy / Nuclear Power skills

Average Nuclear Engineers with Nuclear Energy / Nuclear Power skills make around $82K per year. The range in cash compensation to Nuclear Engineers with Nuclear Energy / Nuclear Power skills ($62K to $131K) includes potential earnings of $18K each from bonuses and profit sharing in exceptional cases. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the particular city and the specific company. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Among survey respondents, men are more common than women; 87 percent of Nuclear Engineers with Nuclear Energy / Nuclear Power skills are male. Medical benefits are awarded to almost all, and a large number earn dental coverage. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$61,116 - $121,055
(Median)
$61K
$82K
$120K
MEDIAN: $81,622
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$22.50 - $100.00
(Median)
$22
$40
$100
MEDIAN: $40
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$61,116 - $121,055  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $17,985  
Profit Sharing
$600 - $17,500  
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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$62,022 - $130,968  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 341
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$22.50 - $100.00  
   
Overtime
$29.44 - $80.51  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$0.00 - $17,985  
   
Profit Sharing
$600 - $17,500  
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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$62,022 - $130,968  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 24

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Although Duke Energy Corp leads the field in pay with a median salary of $86K, employees there receive a wide spread of salaries, from $70K on the low end all the way up to $167K at the top.

Pay by Experience Level for Nuclear Engineer with Nuclear Energy / Nuclear Power skills

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Nuclear Engineers with Nuclear Energy / Nuclear Power skills with a lot of experience tend to enjoy higher earnings. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $71K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $89K. Experienced professionals who have spent one to two decades on the job can score lucrative paychecks that average out to $109K. Individuals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience don't seem to earn much more than people who have 10 to 20 years under their belts; the more senior group reports an average income of $120K.

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Experience Affects Nuclear Engineer with Nuclear Energy / Nuclear Power skills Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 41%

Experienced
up arrow 28%

Mid-Career
up arrow 5%

National Average
$85,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 16%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 59 votes.

Gender

Female
13 %
Male
87 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
20%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 91% dental benefits Dental: 83%
vision benefits Vision: 74% employee benefits None: 7%
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