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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 Colorado (average annual salary $139,280). 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 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
$112,020 100
2 Colorado
$139,280
$98,510 50
3 New Mexico
$136,060
$94,400 800
4 California
$132,880
$91,760 520
5 Georgia
$129,070
$80,240 230
6 Tennessee
$121,950
$85,450 680
7 Illinois
$119,630
$89,830 710
8 Idaho
$118,380
$82,850 360
9 Maryland
$116,770
$75,900 660
10 Alabama
$115,730
$83,240 180
11 New Jersey
$115,290
$104,190 240
12 New York
$115,250
$76,170 550
13 North Carolina
$113,930
$73,890 780
14 New Hampshire
$110,310
$78,280 0
15 Louisiana
$109,900
$72,110 140
16 Texas
$108,380
$30,830 590
17 Connecticut
$108,250
$72,860 340
18 Massachusetts
$107,960
$65,530 200
19 Kansas
$103,960
$70,880 130
20 Pennsylvania
$103,260
$63,130 1,340
21 Nebraska
$102,820
$72,500 160
22 Minnesota
$101,190
$69,320 180
23 South Carolina
$100,210
$69,070 1,310
24 Mississippi
$100,050
$69,080 160
25 Florida
$99,040
$85,210 130
26 Washington
$98,840
$65,010 1,400
27 Michigan
$97,300
$73,960 480
28 Ohio
$96,930
$69,930 970
29 Wisconsin
$94,590
$67,880 130
30 Hawaii
$89,070
$66,960 0
31 Missouri
$87,110
$64,280 30
32 Virginia
$83,170
$59,100 2,180

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.

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