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Highest Paying Cities for Nuclear Engineers

The top 42 highest paying cities for nuclear engineers (ranked by average annual salary) are listed in Table 1. The entry level salary (as measured by the salary of the lowest 10% paid earners) and the number of employment of nuclear engineers in those cities are also shown in the table. As shown in the table, with a annual salary of $140,920, Bethesda-Rockville-Frederick, Maryland is the highest paying city for nuclear engineers. It is followed by Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, Connecticut (average annual salary $139,200). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in April 2017 [1]. For more salary information of nuclear engineers in a specific city, use the links in the table.

Table 1. 42 Highest Paying Cities/Areas for Nuclear Engineers

Rank City/Area Average Salary i # of
Empl. i
1 Bethesda-Rockville-Frederick, Maryland
$140,920
120
2 Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, Connecticut
$139,200
n/a
3 Los Alamos County, New Mexico
$134,970
530
4 New York-White Plains-Wayne, New York
$127,720
330
5 Albuquerque, New Mexico
$126,820
220
6 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Massachusetts
$123,130
210
7 Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL Metropolitan Division), Illinois
$122,480
330
8 Trenton-Ewing, New Jersey
$121,940
n/a
9 Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL-IN-WI Area), Illinois
$120,890
340
10 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, California
$119,720
390
11 Memphis, Tennessee
$117,890
60
12 Syracuse, New York
$117,500
120
13 Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, California
$117,480
170
14 Knoxville, Tennessee
$115,750
460
15 Northwest Illinois nonmetropolitan area, Illinois
$114,940
140
16 Harrisburg-Carlisle, Pennsylvania
$114,390
90
17 Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, Pennsylvania
$113,790
420
18 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
$113,410
n/a
19 Kennewick-Pasco-Richland, Washington
$112,440
540
20 New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, New York
$112,120
240
21 Chattanooga, Tennessee
$111,990
220
22 Green Bay, Wisconsin
$110,910
n/a
23 Port St Lucie, Florida
$108,350
n/a
24 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, District of Columbia
$105,750
800
25 New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner, Louisiana
$105,710
100
26 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, West Virginia
$104,100
740
27 Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, Texas
$103,790
40
28 Rochester, New York
$100,940
70
29 Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington, Wisconsin
$100,070
110
30 Columbia, South Carolina
$97,850
180
31 San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, California
$96,850
280
32 San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, California
$92,870
n/a
33 Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, Ohio
$91,810
590
34 Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, California
$91,550
n/a
35 San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, California
$91,550
290
36 Toledo, Ohio
$91,150
160
37 Richmond, Virginia
$91,100
720
38 Augusta-Richmond County, South Carolina
$89,290
70
39 Honolulu, Hawaii
$89,070
n/a
40 Kansas City, Missouri
$86,940
n/a
41 Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill, South Carolina
$85,720
350
42 Baltimore-Towson, Maryland
$74,780
60
See also: Highest paying industries for nuclear engineers.