Nuclear Engineers Salary in United States (2024)

The average salary for Nuclear Engineers in the United States is around $124540 per year.

How much do Nuclear Engineers make in the United States?

In the United States, Nuclear Engineers earn an average hourly wage of $59.88 and a mean annual wage of $124540.

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Nuclear Engineers earnings by experience

For Nuclear Engineers positions in the United States, hourly wages vary widely. The 10th percentile earns approximately $38.19 per hour, while those at the 25th percentile earn about $47.27 per hour. The median hourly wage stands at $58.89, and at the 75th percentile, it increases to $66.26. The top earners, at the 90th percentile, command an impressive $81.53 hourly.

When considering annual wages for Nuclear Engineers roles, the distribution remains diverse. At the 10th percentile, workers earn around $79440 annually, while those at the 25th percentile make about $98320 annually. The median annual wage, however, is $122480. For the 75th percentile, the figure rises to $137810, and at the 90th percentile, it peaks at $169580 per year.

Earnings for Starting level Nuclear Engineers

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Earnings for Junior-level Nuclear Engineers

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Earnings for Mid-level Nuclear Engineers

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Earnings for Senior-level Nuclear Engineers

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Earnings for Top-level Nuclear Engineers

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Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (Last updated: May 2023)