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Nuclear Engineer Salary in Sector of Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services

The salary statistics of nuclear engineers in the industry sector of professional, scientific, and technical services are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare nuclear engineer salaries in different industries within the professional, scientific, and technical services sector.

Average Annual Salary of Nuclear Engineers

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$72,840
25th Percentile Wage
$91,750
50th Percentile Wage
$117,160
75th Percentile Wage
$148,960
90th Percentile Wage
$184,060

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for nuclear engineers in the industry sector of professional, scientific, and technical 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 $184,060. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $117,160. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid nuclear engineers is $72,840.

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 professional, scientific, and technical services from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$117,160
5.02% 1.39%
2016
$111,280
-1.02% -
2015
$112,410
5.02% -
2014
$106,770
-7.11% -
2013
$114,360
-1.02% -
2012
$115,530
- -

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

The average salaries of nuclear engineers in eight industries in the professional, scientific, and technical services 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 computer systems design and related services industry with an annual salary $143,450. The lowest paying industry is the engineering services industry (annual salary $108,160). For detailed nuclear engineer salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Computer Systems Design and Related Services
$143,450
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services
$134,650
Testing Laboratories
$119,450
Scientific Research and Development Services
$118,270
Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences
$118,270
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$117,160
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services
$109,530
Engineering Services
$108,160

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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