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Nuclear Engineer Salary Information in Tennessee

The average annual and hourly salaries for nuclear engineers in the state of Tennessee are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of nuclear engineers among Tennessee metropolitan areas is shown in Table 3. The salary statistics are 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 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Nuclear Engineers in Tennessee

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$84,020
25th Percentile Wage
$97,280
50th Percentile Wage
$116,650
75th Percentile Wage
$130,550
90th Percentile Wage
$177,920

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for nuclear engineers in Tennessee in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $177,920. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $116,650. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $84,020.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$40.40
25th Percentile Wage
$46.77
50th Percentile Wage
$56.08
75th Percentile Wage
$62.76
90th Percentile Wage
$85.54

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for nuclear engineers in Tennessee in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $85.54. The median hourly salary is $56.08. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $40.40.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
2016116,650-0.09%1.27%
2015116,7502.26%-
2014114,110-3.79%-
2013118,4302.75%-
2012115,170--

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Nuclear Engineers in Tennessee Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of nuclear engineers in some Tennessee cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of nuclear engineers in state of Tennessee ranges from $111,990 to $117,890. The highest paying area for nuclear engineers in Tennessee is Memphis with a median annual salary of $117,890. The second highest paying city/area in Tennessee State is Knoxville (mean annual salary $115,750). The lowest paying area is Chattanooga with a median annual salary of $111,990.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Memphis
$117,890
Knoxville
$115,750
Chattanooga
$111,990



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