Updated August 18, 2021
Average Nuclear Security Officer Salary
$35,000 yearly
$17.06 hourly

Entry level Salary
$28,000 yearly
$28,000
10 %
$35,000
Median
$44,000
90 %
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PercentileAnnual SalaryMonthly SalaryHourly Rate
90th Percentile$44,000$3,667$21
75th Percentile$39,000$3,250$19
Average$35,483$2,957$17
25th Percentile$31,000$2,583$15
10th Percentile$28,000$2,333$13

Average Nuclear Security Officer Salary By State

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Nuclear Security Officer average salary by State

StateAvg. salaryHourly rateJob Count
Alabama$29,495$14.18766
Alaska$34,832$16.75133
Arizona$31,074$14.941,267
Arkansas$32,093$15.43385
California$35,183$16.913,561
Colorado$36,412$17.51901
Connecticut$39,033$18.77541
Delaware$33,696$16.20172
District of Columbia$42,278$20.33121
Florida$29,874$14.361,673
Georgia$30,924$14.871,683
Hawaii$43,182$20.76114
Idaho$29,598$14.23397
Illinois$37,524$18.041,786
Indiana$29,699$14.28793
Iowa$29,211$14.04530
Kansas$31,021$14.91364
Kentucky$28,728$13.81466
Louisiana$30,418$14.62417
Maine$38,447$18.48214
Maryland$36,635$17.611,258
Massachusetts$42,689$20.521,109
Michigan$31,746$15.26881
Minnesota$38,357$18.441,036
Mississippi$29,158$14.02395
Missouri$35,879$17.25802
Montana$29,437$14.15131
Nebraska$39,610$19.04339
Nevada$35,838$17.23412
New Hampshire$41,252$19.83240
New Jersey$38,600$18.561,213
New Mexico$30,473$14.65339
New York$47,714$22.942,092
North Carolina$32,804$15.771,282
North Dakota$47,044$22.62170
Ohio$31,582$15.181,360
Oklahoma$29,985$14.42443
Oregon$35,544$17.09643
Pennsylvania$31,567$15.181,626
Rhode Island$37,756$18.15237
South Carolina$31,348$15.07592
South Dakota$34,789$16.73163
Tennessee$29,817$14.34704
Texas$33,004$15.872,896
Utah$33,775$16.24320
Vermont$34,689$16.68148
Virginia$34,628$16.651,469
Washington$41,750$20.071,218
West Virginia$27,267$13.11225
Wisconsin$34,195$16.44770
Wyoming$35,693$17.1675

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Decatur, IL$36,586$17.59
Decatur, AL$29,383$14.13

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How much does a Nuclear Security Officer make?

The average Nuclear Security Officer salary is $35,483 per year, or $17.06 per hour, in the United States. People on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $28,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $44,000. As most things go, location can be critical. New York, North Dakota, Hawaii, Massachusetts, and Washington provide the highest Nuclear Security Officer salaries.

Average Nuclear Security Officer Salary Over Time

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    YearAvg. salaryHourly rate% Change
    2022$35,500$17.06+5.6%
    2021$33,500$16.11+4.2%
    2020$32,100$15.43+4.4%
    2019$30,700$14.75+0.9%
    2018$30,400$14.62+1.4%

    How Much Do Nuclear Security Officers Make In Different Industries?

    As we previously stated, Nuclear Security Officer salaries can vary depending on the industry. In fact, our data shows that Energy, Utilities, and Government companies tend to offer much higher salaries for Nuclear Security Officers. For example, Nuclear Security Officers make a whopping average salary of $40,540 while working for Energy companies. Meanwhile, other people in this field are making $39,805 at Utilities companies and $33,109 at Government companies. But Nuclear Security Officers may want to avoid working in the Technology industry as it offers the lowest average salary at $31,943.
    RankIndustryAverage Nuclear Security Officer SalaryNuclear Security Officer Salary Range
    1Energy
    $40,540
    $27k
    $50k
    2Utilities
    $39,805
    $27k
    $50k
    3Government
    $33,109
    $27k
    $50k
    4Technology
    $31,943
    $27k
    $50k

    High Paying Nuclear Security Officer Jobs

    Average JOB Salary by Field

    Non-Commissioned Officer

    Avg. salary: $88,706

    A non-commissioned officer (NCO) is responsible for maintaining peace and order during military operations and training. Non-commissioned officers' duties include leading soldiers' training for military operations, responding to the soldiers' concerns that involve their physical and mental well-being, and utilizing military equipment and tools properly while following strict regulatory procedures. An NCO is in charge of leading unit activities, performing corrective actions as needed, and coordinating closely with the troop members. A non-commissioned officer must display excellent leadership and critical-thinking skills to guide the military troop efficiently.
    74,510 Non-Commissioned Officer Jobs
    Officer

    Avg. salary: $58,629

    An officer is responsible for managing the daily operations of the assigned area, ensuring its peace and security by monitoring and reporting unusual and suspicious activities. Officers are the ones enforcing strict safety protocols and procedures to maintain the order within the premises. They also coordinate with law enforcement agencies in conducting appropriate investigations for any violating cases. An officer must be highly-knowledgeable of the law policies, as well as possessing excellent leadership skills to manage the members under the officer's patrol.
    107,566 Officer Jobs
    Security/Customer Service

    Avg. salary: $32,682

    A security/customer service is primarily in charge of enforcing security protocols in business establishments to prevent theft and protect properties and individuals. Part of their daily responsibilities is to patrol areas, keep an eye out for any suspicious activities or behavior, monitor security systems and cameras, and conduct regular inspections. They may also assist customers by answering inquiries, helping locate offices or stores, responding to distress, and resolving issues or concerns, ensuring customer satisfaction. Moreover, as security/customer service, it is essential to maintain an active communication line with co-workers, coordinating to keep order in the establishment.
    305,271 Security/Customer Service Jobs
    Security

    Avg. salary: $30,506

    A Security's main responsibility is to keep people or an establishment safe. This responsibility is carried out by constantly patrolling a designated area and monitoring the activity within the premises. Most of the tasks involved are inspecting buildings and equipment, monitoring entry and exit points, reporting irregularities, responding to customers in distress, and other surveillance activities. The security is basically an establishment's first line of defense, this is why one must have good communication skills, keen observation and judgment, and as well as presence of mind.
    181,991 Security Jobs
    Security Supervisor

    Avg. salary: $35,571

    A security supervisor is in charge of coordinating and overseeing the security staff in a building or within a designated area. Their responsibilities focus on devising strategies, appointing personnel, and implementing protocols that would ensure the safety of an establishment, goods, and the people inside. Furthermore, they must make sure that all security devices and equipment are working correctly, create and manage schedules, monitor and evaluate every security personnel's performance, and maintain a safe environment for everyone. Should there be any incidents, it is crucial to coordinate with the police right away.
    100,619 Security Supervisor Jobs
    Security Agent

    Avg. salary: $30,851

    Security Agents guard the entrance and exit of a building, watching CCTV footage for unusual activities, and holding trespassers until authorities arrive. Being a security agent is usually a shift-based job and can sometimes last overnight. Security Agents must have first aid knowledge and basic skills with self-defense.
    166,632 Security Agent Jobs
    Job TitleAnnual SalaryMonthly SalaryHourly RateJob Openings
    Non-Commissioned Officer$88,706$7,392$42.6574,510
    Officer$58,629$4,886$28.19107,566
    Security/Customer Service$32,682$2,724$15.71305,271
    Security$30,506$2,542$14.67181,991
    Security Supervisor$35,571$2,964$17.10100,619
    Security Agent$30,851$2,571$14.83166,632
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    Nuclear Security Officer Salaries By Years Of Experience

    The salary for a Nuclear Security Officer can vary depending on the years of experience that a person has, from entry level to senior level. Data on how experience level affects total compensation is provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) as part of their National Compensation Survey, which is based on factors such as knowledge, complexity, contacts, and environment.
    Experience LevelAvg. SalaryHourly Rate
    Entry Level$26,500$12.73
    Mid Level$31,400$15.09
    Senior Level$43,300$20.84

    Which Companies Pay Nuclear Security Officers The Most?

    If you insist on knowing when your check is going to come and for how much, then you'd be better off working for companies like Tennessee Valley Authority and Exelon as they offer the highest salaries for Nuclear Security Officers.
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    Recently Added Nuclear Security Officer Salaries

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    CompanyJobLocationDate AddedSalary
    Allied Universal SecurityNuclear Security Officer-ArmedSeabrook, NH12/22/2021$39,549
    JobgetNuclear Security Officer-ArmedSeabrook, NH12/17/2021$39,549
    Allied UniversalNuclear Security Officer-ArmedSeabrook, NH12/15/2021$39,549
    Tennessee Valley AuthorityNuclear Security Officer TraineeSoddy-Daisy, TN12/13/2021$34,291
    G4SNuclear Security Officer-Armed (NON Responder)Middletown, OH10/22/2021$52,175
    G4S Secure Solutions (USA) Inc.Nuclear Security OfficerTwo Rivers, WI09/15/2021$47,312
    G4S Secure Solutions (USA) Inc.Armed Nuclear Security OfficerSeabrook, NH09/03/2021$39,549
    G4S Secure Solutions (USA) Inc.Nuclear Security OfficerHomestead, FL08/05/2021$33,413
    Tennessee Valley AuthorityNuclear Security Officer TraineeDecatur, AL08/03/2021$33,373
    Tennessee Valley AuthorityNuclear Security Officer TraineeDecatur, IL08/02/2021$33,373

    Average Nuclear Security Officer Salary by Demographic

    Nuclear Security Officer Gender Pay Gap

    male-income
    Male Income
    $35,080
    female-income
    Female Income
    $34,678
    GenderIncome
    Male$35,080
    Female$34,678
    Median Nuclear Security Officer Income by Race
    Asian Nuclear Security Officers have the highest average salary compared to other ethnicities. Black or African American Nuclear Security Officers have the lowest average salary at $34,357.
    $40,000
    $32,000
    $24,000
    $16,000
    $8,000
    $0
    White
    Black or African American
    Asian
    Hispanic or Latino
    EthnicitySalary
    White$34,753
    Black or African American$34,357
    Asian$35,502
    Hispanic or Latino$34,909
    Average Nuclear Security Officer Salary by Education Level
    Nuclear Security Officers with a Masters degree earn more than those without, at $39,488 annually. With a Bachelors degree, Nuclear Security Officers earn a median annual income of $38,117 compared to $36,094 for Nuclear Security Officers with an Associate degree.
    $40,000
    $32,000
    $24,000
    $16,000
    $8,000
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    High School Diploma or Less
    Some College/ Associate Degree
    Bachelor's Degree
    Master's Degree
    EducationSalary
    High School Diploma or Less$35,080
    Some College/ Associate Degree$36,094
    Bachelor's Degree$38,117
    Master's Degree$39,488