Engineers Guide USA
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Nuclear Engineer Earnings

The median annual wage of nuclear engineers was $99,920 in May 2010. The median wage is the wage at which half of the workers in an occupation earned more than that amount and half earned less. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $67,250, and the top 10 percent earned more than $142,290.

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  

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