Average Salary for Nucor Corporation Employees

Compensation for Nucor Corporation employees is around $63K per year on average. For the most part, employee paychecks at Nucor Corporation fluctuate depending on what you do at the company; where you live and your experience level also matter, but to a lesser degree. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

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Nucor Corporation Median Salary by Job


Programmer Analyst
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Metallurgical Engineer
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Operations Manager
2 profiles

United States (change)

Systems Administrator
2 profiles

District Sales Manager
2 profiles

Automation Engineer
2 profiles

Accounting Supervisor
2 profiles

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  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 06 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 56
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Nucor Corp

Source: Freebase


Operations Managers rake in the most money, with average earnings of $107K annually; Automation Engineers come in second with average earnings amounting to about $94K, while Accountants and District Sales Managers rank near the top as well ($70K and around $68K, respectively). Among the lower-paid positions at Nucor Corporation are Buyers — the median salary for this role approaches approximately $46K.


When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($100K per year) can be spotted in Decatur, Ala.; Crawfordsville, Ind. ($80K), Wallingford, Conn. (around $70K), and Oak Creek, Wisc. ($69K) are the next top-paying cities. On the lower end is Trinity, Ala. at $46K. Nucor Corporation workers in California earn the most — approximately $83K annually on average.

Years of Experience

Survey participants who have worked at Nucor Corporation for between five and 10 years earn about $67K per year on average. Workers who have been with the company for more than one year but less than five can make $62K annually on average. The largest slice of the Nucor Corporation workforce (28 percent) has been working for 10-19 years and earns, on average, about $74K per year.

Certifications and Degrees

Being an Engineer in Training certainly has its perks — salaries approach around $61K annually and far exceed the paychecks of those without certification. At Nucor Corporation, employees who hold a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering (BSEE) receive the highest salaries at $87K.


When it comes to skills, employees who report Programmable Logic Controllers / Automation among their abilities seem to make the most, reporting a median income of $95K per year. It's pretty common to find people here who know Microsoft Excel; roughly one in seven consider it a key competency. Other skills in demand are SQL, Data Analysis, and General Ledger Accounting.

Benefits and Perks

Only 38 percent at Nucor Corporation enjoy paid vacation time, and just one in four employees can take sick leave. Nucor Corporation sponsors a 401(k) program, and a large number of employees use this option to save for their retirement. Nearly all employees report having health insurance, and most respondents report having dental coverage. Privileges also include a casual working environment, a stock purchase plan, tuition reimbursement, and life insurance.

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Key Stats for Nucor Corporation


37 %
63 %
$42,574 - $68,784
$53,582 - $90,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 16 votes.
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

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