Nuclear Engineer

Nuclear Engineer Salary

Average Yearly Salary
$92,000
$64,000
Min 10%
$92,000
Median 50%
$132,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
BWX Technologies
Highest Paying City
Campbell, CA
Highest Paying State
District of Columbia
Average Experience Level
4.6 years
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.
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Average Nuclear Engineer Salary By Location

The national average salary for a Nuclear Engineer in the USA is $92,737 annually or $44.59 hourly. Campbell, CA reports the highest annual salary for Nuclear Engineers at 114,618. Even an entry-level Nuclear Engineer makes $73,000 per year in Campbell, CA. District of Columbia, Alaska, California, Maryland, and New Jersey are the top 5 highest earning states for Nuclear Engineers. Vermont, South Dakota, and Texas have the lowest Nuclear Engineer salaries.
RankCityAverage Salary
1
Campbell, CA
$114,618
2
Washington, DC
$112,112
3
Germantown, MD
$102,342
4
Idaho Falls, ID
$93,815
5
Camden, NJ
$93,754

Average Nuclear Engineer Salary By Company

If you are a Nuclear Engineer, you can expect good job security. However, keep in mind that some industries pay better than others. The most abundant employment opportunities for Nuclear Engineers are in Technology companies and Manufacturing companies. The two companies that report the highest salaries for Nuclear Engineers are BWX Technologies and Virginia Electric and Power Company. Also, companies like Brookhaven National Laboratory and UChicago Argonne pay their Nuclear Engineers very well.

Average Nuclear Engineer Pay By Industry

Nuclear Engineer salaries can vary depending on the industry. Our data shows that Media companies, Professional companies, and Energy companies tend to have the highest salaries for Nuclear Engineers. Salaries for Nuclear Engineers in Media companies average $102,402 annually, while Professional companies and Energy companies pay $101,320 and $96,702, respectively. The types of companies that pay Nuclear Engineers the least are in the Utilities industry, where the average annual salary is $85,747.
RankIndustryAverage Salary
1
Media
$102,402
2
Professional
$101,320
3
Energy
$96,702
4
Finance
$93,016
5
Construction
$91,392

Recently Added Nuclear Engineer Salaries

Company
Job
Location
Date Added
Salary
U.S. Dept of Defense
Nuclear Engineer
01/20/2020
$142,701
Department of The Navy
Nuclear Engineer
01/12/2020
$83,063
Department of The Navy
Nuclear Engineer
01/12/2020
$83,063
Naval Sea Systems Command
Nuclear Engineer
01/03/2020
$121,316
Department of The Navy Office of Civilian Human Resources
Nuclear Engineer
12/30/2019
$117,191
National Nuclear Security Administration
Nuclear Engineer
11/25/2019
$165,418
Department of The Navy
Nuclear Engineer
11/17/2019
$83,063
Department of The Navy
Nuclear Engineer
11/17/2019
$83,063
Department of Energy
Nuclear Engineer
11/16/2019
$137,849
HQDA Field Operating Agencies and Staff Support Agencies
Nuclear Engineer
10/25/2019
$117,191
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