Median annual wages in the industries employing the largest numbers of nuclear engineers in May 2010 were as follows:
|Management, scientific, and technical consulting services||$113,460|
|Scientific research and development services||105,170|
|Architectural, engineering, and related services||103,710|
|Electric power generation, transmission and distribution||98,330|
|Federal government, excluding postal service||91,420|
Most nuclear engineers work full time. Overtime is common.
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2012-13 Edition