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Highest Paying Cities for Nuclear Engineers

The top 67 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 $166,070, Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, Colorado is the highest paying city for nuclear engineers. It is followed by Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, Arizona (average annual salary $147,650). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in April 2018 [1]. For more salary information of nuclear engineers in a specific city, use the links in the table.

Table 1. 67 Highest Paying Cities/Areas for Nuclear Engineers

Rank City/Area Average Salary i # of
Empl. i
1 Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, Colorado
$166,070
n/a
2 Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, Arizona
$147,650
n/a
3 Bethesda-Rockville-Frederick, Maryland
$140,920
120
4 Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, Connecticut
$139,200
n/a
5 Los Alamos County, New Mexico
$138,050
560
6 Silver Spring-Frederick-Rockville, USA
$128,880
60
7 New York-White Plains-Wayne, New York
$127,720
330
8 Albuquerque, New Mexico
$126,820
210
9 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Massachusetts
$125,660
210
10 Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL Metropolitan Division), Illinois
$123,000
370
11 New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, New York
$122,830
200
12 Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL-IN-WI Area), Illinois
$122,420
390
13 Trenton-Ewing, New Jersey
$121,940
n/a
14 Syracuse, New York
$121,580
120
15 Knoxville, Tennessee
$121,530
460
16 Eastern New Mexico nonmetropolitan area, New Mexico
$120,670
50
17 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, California
$119,720
390
18 Idaho Falls, Idaho
$117,940
340
19 Memphis, Tennessee
$117,890
60
20 Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, California
$117,480
170
21 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, District of Columbia
$117,420
590
22 Northwest Illinois nonmetropolitan area, Illinois
$117,070
140
23 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, West Virginia
$116,570
740
24 Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, Pennsylvania
$114,670
430
25 Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, Washington
$114,430
n/a
26 Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, Washington
$114,430
n/a
27 Harrisburg-Carlisle, Pennsylvania
$114,390
90
28 Myrtle Beach-North Myrtle Beach-Conway, South Carolina
$113,790
80
29 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
$113,410
n/a
30 Kennewick-Pasco-Richland, Washington
$113,370
520
31 Albany-Schenectady-Troy, New York
$113,130
30
32 Montgomery County-Bucks County-Chester County, USA
$112,790
250
33 Raleigh-Cary, North Carolina
$112,570
60
34 Chattanooga, Tennessee
$111,990
220
35 Green Bay, Wisconsin
$110,910
n/a
36 Baton Rouge, Louisiana
$109,600
80
37 Florence, South Carolina
$109,400
190
38 Port St Lucie, Florida
$108,350
n/a
39 Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, Georgia
$107,570
30
40 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
$106,470
320
41 Norwich-New London, Rhode Island
$106,310
n/a
42 New York-Jersey City-White Plains, USA
$105,960
180
43 New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner, Louisiana
$105,710
100
44 Wilmington, North Carolina
$104,190
70
45 Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, Texas
$103,790
40
46 Columbia, South Carolina
$102,730
270
47 Greenville-Mauldin-Easley, South Carolina
$101,720
n/a
48 Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, Texas
$101,530
n/a
49 Rochester, New York
$100,940
70
50 Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington, Wisconsin
$100,070
110
51 Omaha-Council Bluffs, Nebraska
$99,120
180
52 San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, California
$96,850
70
53 San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, California
$92,880
290
54 Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, California
$92,880
n/a
55 San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, California
$92,870
n/a
56 Augusta-Richmond County, South Carolina
$91,940
70
57 Charleston-North Charleston-Summerville, South Carolina
$91,890
230
58 Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, Ohio
$91,810
590
59 Toledo, Ohio
$91,150
160
60 Richmond, Virginia
$91,100
720
61 Honolulu, Hawaii
$89,070
n/a
62 Portsmouth, New Hampshire
$87,430
350
63 Kansas City, Missouri
$86,940
n/a
64 Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill, South Carolina
$85,720
350
65 Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, Virginia
$78,110
1,560
66 Baltimore-Towson, Maryland
$74,780
60
67 College Station-Bryan, Texas
$44,580
90
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