Nuclear Engineer with Nuclear Energy / Nuclear Power Skills Salary

Average Nuclear Engineers with Nuclear Energy / Nuclear Power skills make around $88K per year. Cash earnings for Nuclear Engineers with Nuclear Energy / Nuclear Power skills — including $16K in bonuses and $18K in profit sharing proceeds near the top of the pay scale — generally stretch from $62K to $149K depending on individual performance. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level and the specific company. The vast majority of Nuclear Engineers with Nuclear Energy / Nuclear Power skills (85 percent) who took the survey are men. Most Nuclear Engineers with Nuclear Energy / Nuclear Power skills report high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to almost all, and a large number earn dental coverage. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$62,169 - $141,340
$62K
$88K
$140K
MEDIAN: $88,176
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$27.63 - $103.04
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$41
$100
MEDIAN: $40.69
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$62,169 - $141,340  
   
Bonus
$625 - $15,975  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $17,754  
Total Pay (?
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$62,200 - $149,342  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 234
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$27.63 - $103.04  
   
Overtime
$20.43 - $78.30  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$625 - $15,975  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $17,754  
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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$62,200 - $149,342  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 15

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Duke Energy Corp, Bechtel Bettis, General Electric Co (GE), Areva, and Norfolk Naval Shipyard are among the top companies that take on many Nuclear Engineers with Nuclear Energy / Nuclear Power skills. Exelon Corporation attracts talent by shelling out the biggest paychecks in the area — the median in that office is $130K. General Electric Co (GE), Duke Energy Corp, and Westinghouse Electric Company also offer top salaries for Nuclear Engineers with Nuclear Energy / Nuclear Power skills. Workers at these firms can expect to earn about $105K, $93K, and $80K, respectively.

Workers also receive paychecks lighter than average at Norfolk Naval Shipyard ($73K), Southern Company ($78K), and Areva ($80K).

Pay by Experience Level for Nuclear Engineer

Pay by Experience for a Nuclear Engineer has a positive trend. An entry-level Nuclear Engineer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $75,000 based on 122 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Nuclear Engineer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $93,000 based on 74 salaries. An experienced Nuclear Engineer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $103,000 based on 48 salaries. A Nuclear Engineer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $139,000 based on 52 salaries.

Key Stats for Nuclear Engineer

Gender

Female
15 %
Male
85 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 28 votes.
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
21%
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Experience Affects Nuclear Engineer Salaries

Late-Career
▲52%

Experienced
▲12%

▲1%

National Average
$92,000

▼19%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 28 votes.

Gender

Female
15 %
Male
85 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
21%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 94%
dental benefits
Dental: 88%
vision benefits
Vision: 80%
no benefits
None: 4%
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