Nuclear Engineer Salary in Sector of Manufacturing

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

Average Annual Salary of Nuclear Engineers

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
25th Percentile Wage
50th Percentile Wage
75th Percentile Wage
90th Percentile Wage

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for nuclear engineers in the industry sector of manufacturing. 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 $142,920. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $91,980. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid nuclear engineers is $66,570.

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 manufacturing from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
-6.13% 4.97%
3.94% -
-1.72% -
6.52% -
1.96% -
- -

Compare Nuclear Engineer Salary in Different Industries within the Manufacturing Sector

The average salaries of nuclear engineers in six industries in the manufacturing 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 fabricated metal product manufacturing industry with an annual salary $117,390. The lowest paying industry is the machinery manufacturing industry (annual salary $87,860). For detailed nuclear engineer salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing
Other Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing
Chemical Manufacturing
Chemical Manufacturing
Basic Chemical Manufacturing
Machinery Manufacturing

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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