Nuclear Engineer Salary in Sector of Utilities

The salary statistics of nuclear engineers in the industry sector of utilities are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare nuclear engineer salaries in different industries within the utilities sector.

Average Annual Salary of Nuclear Engineers

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$70,770
25th Percentile Wage
$88,290
50th Percentile Wage
$108,080
75th Percentile Wage
$126,300
90th Percentile Wage
$148,890

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for nuclear engineers in the industry sector of utilities. The salaries are shown in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) nuclear engineers is $148,890. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $108,080. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid nuclear engineers is $70,770.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of nuclear engineers in the industry sector of utilities from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$108,080
4.47% 8.33%
2016
$103,250
-0.08% -
2015
$103,330
2.02% -
2014
$101,240
0.38% -
2013
$100,860
1.76% -
2012
$99,080
- -

Compare Nuclear Engineer Salary in Different Industries within the Utilities Sector

The average salaries of nuclear engineers in five industries in the utilities sector are shown below. We note that within this industry sector, the salaries vary among different industries. The highest paying industry for nuclear engineer occupations is the fossil fuel electric power generation industry with an annual salary $118,830. The lowest paying industry is the natural gas distribution industry (annual salary $75,610). For detailed nuclear engineer salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Fossil Fuel Electric Power Generation
$118,830
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution
$108,120
Utilities
$108,080
Nuclear Electric Power Generation
$107,990
Natural Gas Distribution
$75,610

Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].




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