Nuclear Engineer with Nuclear Energy / Nuclear Power Skills Salary

The average Nuclear Engineer with Nuclear Energy / Nuclear Power skills can expect to rake in roughly $88K per year. Cash earnings for Nuclear Engineers with Nuclear Energy / Nuclear Power skills — including $15K in bonuses and $18K in profit sharing proceeds near the top of the pay scale — generally stretch from $63K to $146K depending on individual performance. Compensation for this group is mainly affected by experience level, but the particular city and the individual firm are influential factors as well. Almost all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a large number collect dental insurance. The vast majority (87 percent) of Nuclear Engineers with Nuclear Energy / Nuclear Power skills who answered the questionnaire are male. Job satisfaction is considered about average by most people in this profession. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$62,992 - $134,351
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$88K
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MEDIAN: $87,705
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$26.18 - $103.04
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$62,992 - $134,351  
   
Bonus
$690 - $15,205  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $18,383  
Total Pay (?
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$63,185 - $145,994  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 254
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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Hourly Rate
$26.18 - $103.04  
   
Overtime
$29.09 - $72.13  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$690 - $15,205  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $18,383  
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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$63,185 - $145,994  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 15

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Well-known firms with a reputation for hiring numerous Nuclear Engineers with Nuclear Energy / Nuclear Power skills include Duke Energy Corp, Exelon Corporation, Bechtel Bettis, General Electric Co (GE), and Norfolk Naval Shipyard. Those at Exelon Corporation can expect to make the most, with the company offering a median salary of $107K. Those in search of high salaries should also consider General Electric Co (GE), Duke Energy Corp, and Westinghouse Electric Company, top-paying firms where Nuclear Engineers with Nuclear Energy / Nuclear Power skills rake in a very impressive $105K, $87K, or $80K, respectively.

Workers at Norfolk Naval Shipyard, Southern Company, and Westinghouse Electric Company also face smaller salaries than the rest of the field — average earnings for these employers come to $73K, $78K, and $80K respectively.

Pay by Experience Level for Nuclear Engineer

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


For many Nuclear Engineers with Nuclear Energy / Nuclear Power skills, more experience generally translates to higher pay. The average inexperienced worker earns $75K, and someone who has worked for five to 10 years can expect a bigger median salary of $94K. Professionals who claim 10 to 20 years of experience can secure some pretty cushy paychecks; the median for this group is a six-figure $105K. Old hands who claim more than two decades on the job enjoy average earnings of $139K.

Key Stats for Nuclear Engineer

Gender

Female
13 %
Male
87 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 30 votes.
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
20%
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Experience Affects Nuclear Engineer Salaries

Late-Career
▲52%

Experienced
▲15%

▲3%

National Average
$91,000

▼18%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 30 votes.

Gender

Female
13 %
Male
87 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
20%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 94%
dental benefits
Dental: 89%
vision benefits
Vision: 79%
dental benefits
None: 5%
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