Nuclear Engineer Salary in Sector of Educational Services

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

Average Annual Salary of Nuclear Engineers

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$39,290
25th Percentile Wage
$50,140
50th Percentile Wage
$74,340
75th Percentile Wage
$102,110
90th Percentile Wage
$136,700

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for nuclear engineers in the industry sector of educational 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 $136,700. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $74,340. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid nuclear engineers is $39,290.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201674,340-22.53%-31.96%
201591,09015.15%-
201477,2902.01%-
201375,740-29.52%-
201298,100--

Compare Nuclear Engineer Salary in Different Industries within the Educational Services Sector

The average salaries of nuclear engineers in six industries in the educational 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 educational services - privately owned industry with an annual salary $109,940. The lowest paying industry is the colleges, universities, and professional schools - state government owned industry (annual salary $59,060). For detailed nuclear engineer salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Educational Services - Privately owned
$109,940
Colleges, universities, and professional schools - Privately owned
$103,230
Educational Services
$74,340
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools
$67,950
Educational Services - State government owned
$59,060
Colleges, universities, and professional schools - State government owned
$59,060

Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].




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