Nuclear Engineer Salary with Nuclear Energy / Nuclear Power skills

The average Nuclear Engineer with Nuclear Energy / Nuclear Power skills earns approximately $82K per year. 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 $131K. Career length is the main element affecting pay for this group — the particular city and the individual firm are driving factors as well. Job satisfaction for Nuclear Engineers with Nuclear Energy / Nuclear Power skills is high. Men make up the vast majority of Nuclear Engineers with Nuclear Energy / Nuclear Power skills (86 percent) who took the survey. Medical benefits are awarded to almost all, and a large number earn dental coverage. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$60,996 - $121,167
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$61K
$82K
$120K
MEDIAN: $81,906
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$22.50 - $100.00
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MEDIAN: $40
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$60,996 - $121,167  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $17,507  
Profit Sharing
$1,163 - $15,456  
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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$61,856 - $130,636  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 352
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$22.50 - $100.00  
   
Overtime
$29.44 - $80.51  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$0.00 - $17,507  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,163 - $15,456  
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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$61,856 - $130,636  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 24
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Although Duke Energy Corp heads up the field in terms of compensation, offering the highest median salary at $87K, pay at this particular employer still varies considerably, running the full spectrum from $70K to $167K.

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. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $71K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum 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 $120K on average.

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

Late-Career
up arrow 40%

Experienced
up arrow 27%

Mid-Career
up arrow 5%

National Average
$85,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 16%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 58 votes.

Gender

Female
14 %
Male
86 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
20%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 92% dental benefits Dental: 83%
vision benefits Vision: 74% employee benefits None: 7%
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