Median pay for Nuclear Engineers with Nuclear Energy / Nuclear Power skills is around $86K annually. In the world of Nuclear Engineers with Nuclear Energy / Nuclear Power skills, total cash compensation can vary between $63K and $144K. Each package generally includes bonuses and profit sharing proceeds, and in exceptional cases, those amounts can reach heights of $14K and $17K, respectively. This group's pay is mainly influenced by career length, followed by geography and the particular employer. For the most part, Nuclear Engineers with Nuclear Energy / Nuclear Power skills enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to nearly all, and most earn dental coverage. The vast majority (87 percent) of Nuclear Engineers with Nuclear Energy / Nuclear Power skills who answered the questionnaire are male. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$63,278 - $131,624
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MEDIAN: $85,780
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$26.18 - $103.04
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MEDIAN: $40
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$63,278 - $131,624  
   
Bonus
$705 - $14,297  
Profit Sharing
$-0.49 - $17,452  
Total Pay (?
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$63,477 - $144,223  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 262
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Hourly Rate
$26.18 - $103.04  
   
Overtime
$20.20 - $79.19  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$705 - $14,297  
   
Profit Sharing
$-0.49 - $17,452  
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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$63,477 - $144,223  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 15
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Nuclear Engineers with Nuclear Energy / Nuclear Power skills fill the offices of leading firms Duke Energy Corp, Bechtel Bettis, Exelon Corporation, General Electric Co (GE), and Norfolk Naval Shipyard. The biggest paychecks can be found at Exelon Corporation — the median salary there is $107K. Nuclear Engineers with Nuclear Energy / Nuclear Power skills can also look forward to large paychecks at General Electric Co (GE) ($105K), Duke Energy Corp ($84K), and Westinghouse Electric Company ($80K).

Others at the bottom of the scale for this job include Norfolk Naval Shipyard at $73K, Southern Company at $78K, and Westinghouse Electric Company, where $80K is the norm.

Pay by Experience Level for Nuclear Engineer

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


For many Nuclear Engineers with Nuclear Energy / Nuclear Power skills, more experience generally translates to higher pay. Relatively untried employees who have fewer than five years of experience earn around $74K on average. People who have worked for five to 10 years can expect a higher median salary of $94K. Six-figure salaries surface after one to two decades on the job — experienced professionals in this group reap a six-figure median of $103K. Survey participants who have worked for more than two decades report bringing in $137K on average.

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Experience Affects Nuclear Engineer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 53%

Experienced
up arrow 15%

Mid-Career
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National Average
$90,000

Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 32 votes.

Gender

Female
13 %
Male
87 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 94%
dental benefits
Dental: 89%
medical benefits
Vision: 77%
dental benefits
None: 4%
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