Nuclear Engineer with Nuclear Energy / Nuclear Power Skills Salary

Nuclear Engineers with Nuclear Energy / Nuclear Power skills can expect wages of $87K per year on average. Total cash earnings of Nuclear Engineers with Nuclear Energy / Nuclear Power skills range from $64K on the low end to $143K on the high end; the final amount can include bonuses and profit sharing proceeds that occasionally exceed $16K and $18K, respectively. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length and the specific company. Most Nuclear Engineers with Nuclear Energy / Nuclear Power skills like their work and job satisfaction is high. Almost all enjoy medical while a large number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to most. The vast majority of Nuclear Engineers with Nuclear Energy / Nuclear Power skills (88 percent) survey respondents are men. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$64,078 - $129,888
$64K
$87K
$130K
MEDIAN: $87,428
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$27.50 - $101.37
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$100
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$0$142K
Salary $64,078 - $129,888
Bonus $433.59 - $15,547
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $17,754
Total Pay (?
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$64,418 - $142,965
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 237
Hourly Data $0$101
Hourly Rate $27.50 - $101.37
Overtime $35.00 - $69.54
Annual Data $0$142K
Bonus $433.59 - $15,547
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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$64,418 - $142,965
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 17

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Popular Employer Salaries for Nuclear Engineer


Leading companies who hire large numbers of Nuclear Engineers with Nuclear Energy / Nuclear Power skills include Duke Energy Corp, Bechtel Bettis, General Electric Co (GE), Areva, and Norfolk Naval Shipyard. Those at Exelon Corporation can expect to make the most, with the company offering a median salary of $130K. General Electric Co (GE), Duke Energy Corp, and Westinghouse Electric Company are a few other companies that offer generous salaries, with Nuclear Engineers with Nuclear Energy / Nuclear Power skills earning around $105K, $93K, or $80K at each firm, respectively.

Also approaching the lower end are Norfolk Naval Shipyard at $73K, Southern Company at $78K, and Areva at $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
12 %
Male
88 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 35 votes.
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
19%
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Experience Affects Nuclear Engineer Salaries

Late-Career
▲53%

Experienced
▲13%

▲2%

National Average
$91,000

▼18%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 35 votes.

Gender

Female
12 %
Male
88 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
19%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 95%
dental benefits
Dental: 88%
vision benefits
Vision: 80%
no benefits
None: 4%
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