Average Salary for Idaho National Laboratory Employees

Operating out of Idaho Falls, Idaho, nuclear energy and allied company Idaho National Laboratory employs talent in positions ranging from Nuclear Engineer to Mechanical Engineer. Employees at Idaho National Laboratory make $74K per year on average. Your role at the company primarily drives compensation; however, your experience level is also reported as a secondary influence on salary at Idaho National Laboratory. The data for this report comes from responses to the PayScale salary survey.

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Idaho National Laboratory Median Salary by Job


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  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 07 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 23
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About This Company

Idaho Falls, Idaho 

Nuclear Energy and Allied

Source: Freebase

Years of Experience

Survey participants who have worked at Idaho National Laboratory for between five and 10 years earn approximately $58K annually on average. Workers who have been with the company for more than one year but less than five can make $63K per year on average. The largest fraction of Idaho National Laboratory people (40 percent) have been working for 10-19 years and earn $103K annually on average.


Nuclear Engineers earn the highest median pay at $125K per year, followed by Mechanical Engineers (around $65K) annually.

Certifications and Degrees

Those lacking certification bring in much lower salaries than Certified Information Systems Security Professionals, who make about $117K per year. Those with a Master of Science (MS) at Idaho National Laboratory come out on top, and their salaries approach $110K annually.


In this position, it pays to have Project Management in your toolkit; employees who claim proficiency enjoy a higher median salary of around $125K per year. It's pretty common to find people here who know Engineering Design; about one in eight consider it a key competency. Key skills also include Nuclear Energy / Nuclear Power, .NET, and Security Risk Management.

Benefits and Perks

A third of employees receive paid vacation, and only a sixth of survey respondents get sick leave. For employees looking to save up for their golden years, Idaho National Laboratory provides an optional 401(k) plan, and almost all survey participants participate. At Idaho National Laboratory, a large number of survey participants have health insurance, and most workers have dental coverage. The company also dishes out perks such as life insurance, a casual working environment, tuition reimbursement, and a subsidized cell phone.

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Key Stats for Idaho National Laboratory


21 %
79 %
$57,138 - $122,449

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 4 votes.
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more
$78,611 - $121,209
$54,000 - $117,447

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