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Nuclear Engineer Salary Information in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

The annual and hourly salary statistics of nuclear engineers in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The wage information of nuclear engineers in Philadelphia is based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1 & Table 2. Annual & Hourly Salaries of Nuclear Engineers in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$88,490
25th Percentile Wage
$105,440
50th Percentile Wage
$113,410
75th Percentile Wage
$120,770
90th Percentile Wage
$126,300

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for nuclear engineers in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $126,300. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $113,410. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent earners is $88,490.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$42.54
25th Percentile Wage
$50.69
50th Percentile Wage
$54.52
75th Percentile Wage
$58.06
90th Percentile Wage
$60.72

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for nuclear engineers in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $60.72. The median hourly salary is $54.52. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $42.54.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of nuclear engineers from 2012 to 2016. Note that there is no salary data for some years between 2012 and 2016.

YearMedian Salary Growth2-Year Growth
2014113,41014.27%15.18%
201397,2301.07%-
201296,190--

Table 3. Compare Nuclear Engineer Salary in Philadelphia with Other Pennsylvania Cities

From Table 3 we note that with a median annual salary of $113,410, Philadelphia is the lowest paying city for nuclear engineers in state of Pennsylvania, following city of Harrisburg-Carlisle (median annual salary of $114,390). Also we note that in comparison, the annual salary of nuclear engineers in Philadelphia is about .9 percent (.9%) lower than that of the highest paying city Harrisburg-Carlisle.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Harrisburg-Carlisle
$114,390
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington
$113,790
Philadelphia
$113,410

See also: Top paying jobs in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.