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 $82K per year. Overall cash earnings for Nuclear Engineers with Nuclear Energy / Nuclear Power skills stretch from $62K on the lower end to $135K near the top, and the heftiest packages can encompass around $18K from bonuses and $15K from profit sharing. This group's pay is mainly influenced by career duration, followed by the particular city and the specific company. The vast majority (86 percent) of Nuclear Engineers with Nuclear Energy / Nuclear Power skills who answered the questionnaire are male. The majority of Nuclear Engineers with Nuclear Energy / Nuclear Power skills claim high levels of job satisfaction. Almost all enjoy medical while a large number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a fair number. The information for this snapshot was generated by 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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Nuclear Engineers with Nuclear Energy / Nuclear Power skills fill the offices of leading firms Duke Energy Corp, Norfolk Naval Shipyard, Bechtel Bettis, General Electric Co (GE), and Southern Company. 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.


Nuclear Engineers with Nuclear Energy / Nuclear Power skills with a rich background of experience are typically rewarded with larger paychecks. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $72K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $90K. After 10 to 20 years, professionals can make it pretty big; the median salary sits in the six-figure neighborhood of $108K. Individuals who report more than two decades of experience seem to make only slightly more than folks in the 10-to-20 year range; the more senior group sees median earnings in the comparatively modest ballpark of $122K.

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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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