Nuclear Engineers

Training Requirements for Nuclear Engineers

Nuclear engineers need a bachelor's degree.

Degrees for Nuclear engineers
Percent
Less than High School 0.5
High School 2.8
Some College 7.5
Associates Degree 6.4
Bachelors Degree 49.0
Masters Degree 26.6
Doctorate or Professional Degree 7.2

Employment Outlook for Nuclear Engineers

This represents about 16,000 people in the United States.

Over the next 10 years there will be aproximately 0 less nuclear engineers but, because of expected growth and replacement needs in the United States, we will need 4,000 more.

Typical Income for Nuclear Engineers

Hourly Income

On average,nuclear engineers make $50.94 per hour.

Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Nuclear engineers $31.53 $39.79 $49.14 $59.82 $73.28
Architecture and engineering occupations $20.46 $27.66 $37.45 $50.06 $64.15
Engineers $26.76 $33.75 $43.75 $56.42 $70.99
National Average $9.27 $11.60 $17.81 $28.92 $45.45

Annual Salaries

On average, nuclear engineers make $105,950 per year.

Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Nuclear engineers $65,570 $82,770 $102,220 $124,420 $152,420
Architecture and engineering occupations $42,550 $57,540 $77,900 $104,130 $133,440
Engineers $55,670 $70,190 $91,010 $117,350 $147,670
National Average $19,290 $24,140 $37,040 $60,150 $94,540

This data is from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics

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