Updated Dec 13, 2021

How much does a Nuclear Engineer make?

Updated Dec 13, 2021

Experience

Industry

$92,359 / yrTotal Pay
$80,113 / yrBase Pay
$12,246 / yrAdditional Pay

$92,359

 / yr
$60K$143K
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Possible Range

The estimated total pay for a Nuclear Engineer is $92,359 per year in the United States area, with an average salary of $80,113 per year. These numbers represent the median, which is the midpoint of the ranges from our proprietary Total Pay Estimate model and based on salaries collected from our users. The estimated additional pay is $12,246 per year. Additional pay could include cash bonus, commission, tips, and profit sharing. The "Most Likely Range" represents values that exist within the 25th and 75th percentile of all pay data available for this role.

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Some related job titles are Electrical Engineer Salaries with median pay of $87,583, Entry Engineer Salaries with median pay of $78,471, Aerospace Engineer Salaries with median pay of $95,350, Energy Engineer Salaries with median pay of $89,126.

Top Paying Industries

For a Nuclear Engineer in United States

The top 5 paying industries for a Nuclear Engineer in United States are Energy, Mining & Utilities with a median total pay of $130,025, Media & Communication with a median total pay of $118,358, Information Technology with a median total pay of $112,170, Government & Public Administration with a median total pay of $111,738, and Aerospace & Defense with a median total pay of $111,706.

IndustryTotal PayTotal Pay Insight
  • Energy, Mining & UtilitiesEnergy, Mining & Utilities$130,025

    14% Higher than other industries

  • Media & CommunicationMedia & Communication$118,358

    6% Higher than other industries

  • Information TechnologyInformation Technology$112,170

    1% Higher than other industries

  • Government & Public AdministrationGovernment & Public Administration$111,738

    1% Higher than other industries

  • Aerospace & DefenseAerospace & Defense$111,706

    0% Lower than other industries

Energy, Mining & Utilities

Top paying companies in Energy, Mining & Utilities for Nuclear Engineer are Enel, Pacific Gas and Electric, and Hess Corporation.

EnelEnel$161,711/yr
Hess CorporationHess Corporation$156,730/yr
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Nuclear Engineer

United States of America

 | 4-6 years

$92,000

/yr

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4-6 years
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Nuclear Submarine Officer

United States of America

 | 4-6 years

$100,000

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Nuclear ELT Submariner

United States of America

 | 4-6 years

$36,000

/yr

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United States of America

 | 7-9 years

$120,000

/yr

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United States of America

 | 1-3 years

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United States of America

 | 1-3 years

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Nuclear Engineer pay FAQ

The national average salary for a Nuclear Engineer is $80,113 per year in United States. Filter by location to see a Nuclear Engineer salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 864 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by a Nuclear Engineer employees.

The highest salary for a Nuclear Engineer in United States is $120,793 per year.

The lowest salary for a Nuclear Engineer in United States is $53,134 per year.

If you are thinking of becoming a Nuclear Engineer or planning the next step in your career, find details about the role, the career path and salary trajectory of a Nuclear Engineer.