Automation Engineers represent the higher end of the earnings spectrum — in fact, median pay for this job is the highest at $109K per year — though Programmer Analysts, Metallurgist - Processs, and Metallurgical Engineers also do fairly well at around $74K, approximately $73K, and $69K, respectively. Financial compensation for Buyers is rather low — on average only $46K — relative to the rest of the company.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (about $97K annually) can be spotted in Decatur, Ala.; Ogden, Utah ($79K), Crawfordsville, Ind. (about $76K), and Seattle, Wash. (approximately $73K) are the next top-paying cities. On the lower end is Fort Wayne, Ind. at $52K. Nucor Corporation workers in Tennessee earn the most — around $90K per year on average.
Years of Experience
Workers who have been with the company for more than one year but less than five can make $62K annually on average. Those who have five to nine years of work experience see average salaries of $69K per year. Broken down by tenure, the largest share of Nucor Corporation employees (30 percent) have 10-19 years of experience and earn approximately $79K annually on average.
Certifications and Degrees
Project Management Professionals earn $110K per year, far more than their non-accredited counterparts. On average, salaries rise to around $108K annually for accredited Forklift Certifications. Nucor Corporation provides the highest financial reward to those with a Master of Business Administration (MBA) — these employees rake in about $122K per year.
The highest-paying skill in this position seems to be Project Management; individuals who report it as part of the repertoire have a median income of $91K annually. One of the more prevalent skills at Nucor Corporation is Microsoft Excel, with one in seven considering it a key competency. Data Analysis, Engineering Design, and Microsoft Office round out the set of key employee skills.
Benefits and Perks
Paid time off is hard to come by at Nucor Corporation; the company rewards only 45 percent with paid vacation time and only 30 percent with sick leave. Nucor Corporation sponsors a 401(k) program, and most workers use this option to save for their retirement. Perks cover health insurance for the vast majority of survey participants and dental coverage for a large number of employees. Additional benefits of working here are a stock purchase plan, a casual working environment, life insurance, and a company cell phone.