Nuclear Engineer Salary in the Industry of Engineering Services

The salary statistics and trend of nuclear engineers in the industry of engineering services are shown in the following tables and chart. In Table 3 we compare nuclear engineer salaries in different industries within the professional, scientific, and technical services sector.

Table 1. Average Annual Salary

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$66,370
25th Percentile Wage
$83,490
50th Percentile Wage
$111,070
75th Percentile Wage
$144,550
90th Percentile Wage
$175,820

Table 1 shows the average annual salaries for nuclear engineers in the industry of engineering services. 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 $175,820. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $111,070. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent nuclear engineers is $66,370.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of nuclear engineers in the industry of Engineering Services from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
2016111,0705.43%2.30%
2015105,0401.63%-
2014103,330-6.29%-
2013109,8301.19%-
2012108,520--

Table 2. Average Hourly Salary

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$31.91
25th Percentile Wage
$40.14
50th Percentile Wage
$53.40
75th Percentile Wage
$69.48
90th Percentile Wage
$84.53

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for nuclear engineers in the industry of engineering services. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) nuclear engineers is $84.53. The median hourly salary is $53.40. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $31.91.

Table 3. Compare Nuclear Engineer Salary in Different Industries within the Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services Sector

The average salaries of nuclear engineers in seven industries within the professional, scientific, and technical services sector are shown in Table 3. For salary information of nuclear engineers in a specific industry, use the links in the table.

Industry Median Annual Salary
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services
$125,100
Testing Laboratories
$115,030
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services
$112,010
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$111,280
Engineering Services
$111,070
Scientific Research and Development Services
$109,000
Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences
$109,000

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