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Nuclear Engineer Salary with Nuclear Energy / Nuclear Power skills

Average Nuclear Engineers with Nuclear Energy / Nuclear Power skills make around $83K annually. The most important factor affecting compensation for this group is location, followed by experience level and the individual firm. The vast majority of Nuclear Engineers with Nuclear Energy / Nuclear Power skills (87 percent) who took the survey are men. Medical benefits are awarded to nearly all, and most earn dental coverage. Most Nuclear Engineers with Nuclear Energy / Nuclear Power skills report high levels of job satisfaction. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
$60,779 - $121,609
(Median)
$61K
$83K
$120K
MEDIAN: $82,667
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90%

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$20.43 - $112.55
(Median)
$20
$45
$110
MEDIAN: $44.00
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90%

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$60,779 - $121,609  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $18,563  
Profit Sharing
$1,221 - $12,283  
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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$61,744 - $132,590  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 292
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$20.43 - $112.55  
   
Overtime
$30.17 - $81.00  
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 - $18,563  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,221 - $12,283  
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).
)
$61,744 - $132,590  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 22
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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.


For many Nuclear Engineers with Nuclear Energy / Nuclear Power skills, experience and pay levels seem to be correlated; more years in the business generally lead to more money. The average beginner in this position makes around $72K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $89K. Six-figure salaries surface after one to two decades on the job — experienced professionals in this group reap a six-figure median of $108K. More than 20 years of experience mean a somewhat bigger median paycheck of $119K, but it's not much more than what less experienced people make.

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

Late-Career
up arrow 37%

Experienced
up arrow 25%

Mid-Career
up arrow 3%

National Average
$87,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 17%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 54 votes.

Gender

Female
13 %
Male
87 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
22%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 91% dental benefits Dental: 82%
vision benefits Vision: 74% employee benefits None: 7%