How much does a nuclear engineer make?
The national average salary for a Nuclear Engineer in the U.S. is $92,737 annually or $44.59 hourly. There is a huge gap between the top 10 percent earners and the bottom 10 percent earners -- about 68,000. The top 10 percent earn over $132,000, while the bottom 10 percent make less than $64,000 annually. Technology companies and Manufacturing companies have the most job opportunities for Nuclear Engineers. District of Columbia, Alaska, California, Maryland, and New Jersey have the highest paying Nuclear Engineer jobs. The typical tenure for a Nuclear Engineer is 4.6 years.