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.