Nuclear Engineer with Nuclear Energy / Nuclear Power Skills Salary

Median pay for Nuclear Engineers with Nuclear Energy / Nuclear Power skills lies in the neighborhood of $82K annually. In the world of Nuclear Engineers with Nuclear Energy / Nuclear Power skills, overall cash allowance can occasionally include more than $18K from bonuses and, in some exceptional cases, $15K from profit sharing, causing incomes to vary widely between $62K and $135K. The most important factor affecting compensation for this group is experience level, followed by geography and the specific company. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Nuclear Engineers with Nuclear Energy / Nuclear Power skills. The vast majority of Nuclear Engineers with Nuclear Energy / Nuclear Power skills (86 percent) who took the survey are men. Medical benefits are awarded to nearly all, and most earn dental coverage. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$61,066 - $122,510
(Median)
$61K
$82K
$120K
MEDIAN: $82,304
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$24.57 - $114.88
(Median)
$25
$49
$110
MEDIAN: $48.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$61,066 - $122,510  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $17,719  
Profit Sharing
$1,208 - $14,899  
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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$61,668 - $134,929  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 428
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$24.57 - $114.88  
   
Overtime
$21.45 - $81.90  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$0.00 - $17,719  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,208 - $14,899  
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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$61,668 - $134,929  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 29
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Known for taking on a considerable number of Nuclear Engineers with Nuclear Energy / Nuclear Power skills, Duke Energy Corp, Norfolk Naval Shipyard, Bechtel Bettis, General Electric Co (GE), and Southern Company are leading firms in the industry. For Nuclear Engineers with Nuclear Energy / Nuclear Power skills, comfortable salaries can be found at General Electric Co (GE); in fact, median earnings sit around $105K, the highest in the area.

Pay by Experience Level for Nuclear Engineer

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


Experience and income seem to be closely related; in general, the survey respondents who had worked for more years reported higher incomes. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $72K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $90K. Between one and two decades on the job, average salaries pass the six-figure mark at around $108K. Nuclear Engineers with Nuclear Energy / Nuclear Power skills who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are only slightly higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years; the more senior group makes around $122K on average.

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Experience Affects Nuclear Engineer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 42%

Experienced
up arrow 26%

Mid-Career
up arrow 5%

National Average
$86,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 17%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 65 votes.

Gender

Female
14 %
Male
86 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
20%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 92%
dental benefits
Dental: 84%
medical benefits
Vision: 74%
dental benefits
None: 6%
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