Nuclear Engineer with Nuclear Energy / Nuclear Power Skills Salary

An average Nuclear Engineer with Nuclear Energy / Nuclear Power skills can expect to take home roughly $88K annually. Total cash compensation to Nuclear Engineers with Nuclear Energy / Nuclear Power skills ranges from $63K on the lower end to $148K on the higher end; the final number includes potential for approximately $17K each from bonuses and profit sharing in exceptional cases. The most influential factor affecting pay for this group is residence, though experience level and the individual firm have a (lesser) impact as well. Nearly all enjoy medical while most get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a strong majority. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Nuclear Engineers with Nuclear Energy / Nuclear Power skills. There are far more male Nuclear Engineers with Nuclear Energy / Nuclear Power skills survey respondents than women, making up 87 percent. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$62,781 - $136,761
$63K
$88K
$140K
MEDIAN: $87,651
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$27.63 - $103.04
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MEDIAN: $40.69
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$62,781 - $136,761  
   
Bonus
$538 - $17,311  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $17,754  
Total Pay (?
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$62,783 - $147,808  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 235
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$27.63 - $103.04  
   
Overtime
$19.87 - $70.47  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$538 - $17,311  
   
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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$62,783 - $147,808  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 15

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Many Nuclear Engineers with Nuclear Energy / Nuclear Power skills can be found at Duke Energy Corp, Bechtel Bettis, General Electric Co (GE), Areva, and Norfolk Naval Shipyard, firms that are at the top of the field. Exelon Corporation attracts talent by shelling out the biggest paychecks in the area — the median in that office is $130K. Other big spenders include General Electric Co (GE), Duke Energy Corp, and Westinghouse Electric Company, top-paying firms where Nuclear Engineers with Nuclear Energy / Nuclear Power skills see paychecks nearing $105K, $93K, or $80K.

Workers at Norfolk Naval Shipyard, Southern Company, and Areva 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

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
13 %
Male
87 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 34 votes.
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
20%
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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 34 votes.

Gender

Female
13 %
Male
87 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
20%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 94%
dental benefits
Dental: 87%
vision benefits
Vision: 79%
no benefits
None: 4%
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