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Highest Paying Industries for Nuclear Engineers

The top 34 highest paying industries 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 in those industries are also shown. As shown in the table, with an average annual salary of $133,760, employment services is the highest paying industry for nuclear engineers. It is followed by administrative and support services industry (average annual salary $133,630). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in May 2015 [1]. For more information about salaries of nuclear engineers in a specific industry, use the links in the table.

Table 1. 34 Highest Paying Industries for Nuclear Engineers

Industry Average Salary i # of
Empl. i
1 Employment Services
$133,760
360
2 Administrative and Support Services
$133,630
360
3 Temporary Help Services
$126,510
280
4 Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$123,080
540
5 Waste Management and Remediation Services
$110,320
180
6 Other Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing
$109,410
270
7 Testing Laboratories
$109,330
170
8 Waste Treatment and Disposal
$108,550
160
9 Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences
$108,490
2,740
10 Scientific Research and Development Services
$108,490
2,740
11 Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing
$107,990
310
12 Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$106,770
4,870
13 Management of Companies and Enterprises
$105,540
n/a
14 Local government, including schools and hospitals
$104,890
300
15 Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$104,890
300
16 Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services
$104,480
1,610
17 Engineering Services
$103,330
1,440
18 Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution
$101,390
6,950
19 Utilities
$101,240
6,990
20 Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services
$101,210
520
21 Manufacturing
$95,380
910
22 Federal, State, and Local Government (OES Designation)
$92,090
2,970
23 Federal, State, and Local Government
$92,090
2,970
24 Public sector -- Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospit
$91,450
3,050
25 Federal government, including USPS
$91,440
2,590
26 Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation)
$91,440
2,590
27 Machinery Manufacturing
$87,860
40
28 Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools
$77,290
80
29 Educational Services
$77,290
80
30 Colleges, universities, and professional schools - State government owned
$76,060
80
31 Educational Services - State government owned
$76,060
80
32 Natural Gas Distribution
$75,220
50
33 State government, including schools and hospitals
$74,770
170
34 State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$74,220
90
See also: Highest paying cities for nuclear engineers.