Nuclear Engineer Salary

nuclear-engineer-salary-chart-template.jpgNuclear engineers use the principles of nuclear science to solve problems related to nuclear energy control/release and nuclear waste disposal.

Salary

The average salary of nuclear engineers is $107,140 annually. The top 10% earns at least $149,940 annually; the bottom 10% earns at most $68,940 annually. The median salary is $104,270 annually.

The best industries for employment are electric power generation, transmission, and distribution (6,600 employed; $99,400 average); the federal executive branch (2,670 employed; $92,120); and scientific research and development services (2,130 employed; $116,520). The top paying industry is management, scientific, and technical consulting services ($120,830).

The top three paying states are the District of Columbia ($152,040 annually), Maryland ($141,160), and Tennessee ($123,990).

Job Outlook

The job outlook of nuclear engineers is expected to grow 9% from 2012-2022, which is slightly slower than average.

Nuclear Engineer Salary by State

State Lowest 10% Median Salary Highest 10% Average Salary
California $83,520 $118,070 $152,510 $119,050
Florida $70,090 $98,360 $117,890 $95,380
Georgia $42,660 $92,170 $138,180 $92,040
Hawaii $66,960 $89,070 $108,560 $88,940
Idaho $71,010 $107,390 $170,240 $115,580
Illinois $77,770 $110,070 $146,240 $110,510
Kansas $72,410 $96,890 $118,610 $95,780
Louisiana $78,560 $116,020 $145,740 $112,100
Maryland $80,110 $136,730 NA $141,160
Massachusetts $65,530 $107,960 $149,510 $109,700
Michigan $67,370 $94,170 $143,590 $98,420
New Jersey $73,050 $102,680 $130,810 $100,820
New Mexico $59,100 $107,880 $162,020 $108,560
New York $67,430 $115,450 $173,660 $118,390
North Carolina $68,580 $96,580 $160,070 $106,340
Ohio $66,660 $93,500 $121,090 $96,860
Pennsylvania $73,960 $98,260 $125,150 $98,280
South Carolina $64,460 $87,630 $123,570 $90,590
Tennessee $83,690 $115,170 $176,650 $123,990
Texas $63,450 $103,780 $152,390 $109,210
Virginia $57,120 $89,460 $119,990 $89,890
Washington $63,300 $93,130 $119,720 $92,410
Wisconsin $72,110 $105,620 $117,580 $101,680