Information About Nuclear Engineers

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Training

Nuclear engineers need bachelor's degree.

Degrees for Nuclear engineers
Training for Nuclear Engineers
Percent
Less than High School 0.3
High School 3.8
Some College 7.8
Associates Degree 7.8
Bachelors Degree 48.3
Masters Degree 25.8
Doctorate or Professional Degree 6.3

Employment

Represents about 16,000 people in the United States- 0.0% of which are self-employed

Employment prospects are up Over the next 5 years there will be aproximately 1,000 more nuclear engineers but, because of expected growth and replacement needs in the United States, we will need 5,000 more.


Hourly Income

On average, nuclear engineers make $50.56 per hour.

Hourly Income Distribution in U.S. Dollars ($)
Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Nuclear engineers $32.20 $40.00 $49.00 $57.90 $70.90
Architecture and engineering occupations $19.00 $25.50 $34.60 $45.70 $57.80
National Average $8.65 $10.70 $16.50 $26.60 $41.00

Annual Salaries

On average, nuclear engineers make $105,160 per year.

Annual Salary Distribution in U.S. Dollars ($)
Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Nuclear engineers $67,100 $83,270 $101,930 $120,470 $147,670
Architecture and engineering occupations $39,640 $53,220 $72,070 $95,230 $120,380
National Average $18,000 $22,380 $34,460 $55,470 $85,280

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

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