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Highest Paying States for Nuclear Engineers

The highest paying states 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 states are also shown in the table. As shown in the table, with an annual salary of $156,470, District of Columbia is the highest paying state for nuclear engineers. It is followed by New Mexico (average annual salary $131,790). 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 state, use the links in the table.

Table 1. Highest Paying States for Nuclear Engineers

Rank State Average Salary i Entry Level
Salary i
# of
Empl. i
1 District of Columbia
$156,470
$112,020 90
2 New Mexico
$131,790
$91,720 820
3 Georgia
$126,610
$78,870 230
4 California
$125,190
$87,480 530
5 Illinois
$116,850
$80,920 620
6 Idaho
$116,660
$82,540 270
7 Tennessee
$116,650
$84,020 750
8 New York
$113,470
$75,500 540
9 North Carolina
$112,990
$73,190 900
10 Maryland
$107,970
$73,830 580
11 Massachusetts
$107,960
$65,530 200
12 Louisiana
$107,550
$70,710 140
13 Kansas
$104,360
$72,330 130
14 Pennsylvania
$102,640
$62,420 1,880
15 Texas
$102,110
$29,870 540
16 New Jersey
$100,930
$73,400 240
17 South Carolina
$98,490
$68,150 1,310
18 Florida
$97,290
$82,280 130
19 Ohio
$96,930
$69,930 970
20 Washington
$96,320
$58,530 1,420
21 Michigan
$95,230
$73,300 480
22 Wisconsin
$92,500
$67,530 130
23 Hawaii
$89,070
$66,960 0
24 Virginia
$82,370
$58,410 2,730

Note: some states are missing from this table because the median salary information of nuclear engineers in those states is not available at this time.

See also: Highest paying industries for nuclear engineers, Top Paying Jobs in America.