Nuclear Engineer Salary By State

The Google Trend graph below certainly shows some volatility in the searching behavior and trends of Nuclear Engineers. However we can definitely see the interest is staying on the map and there is a consistent trend within a range. The years 2005, 2011 and 2015 have shown the highest search interest around this profession. We can see with the dotted lines that the trend for Nuclear Engineers will have some dips into the coming year of 2016 if Google’s predictions hold true. This likely has no effect on career prospects in this field but is interesting to see in a data perspective. Nuclear Engineer Search Trend


The BLS provides us with a summary of information that was collected in 2012 that tells us the Median Pay of a Nuclear Engineer was $104,270 a year or about $50.13 an hour. In order to become a Nuclear Engineer you need to obtain at least a Bachelor’s degree. The number of jobs reported in 2012 to the Bureau of Labor Statistics was 20,400 nuclear engineer positions. The job outlook for this specific engineering career is expected to grow by 9% which is about average in it’s growth rate which is predicted over a range from 2012 to 2022. The jobs added to the market for nuclear engineers are expected to total about 1,900 from 2012 to 2022 by the BLS.

Nuclear Engineer BLS Salary and Wages

You will find a detailed salary by state data table below that you can search to find the highest paying nuclear engineer salaries as well as the lowest ones. The top 5 Nuclear Engineering salaries can be found in the following states: Nuclear Engineers in Washington DC can expect to earn $126,000 a year at #1. At #2 is American Samoa with Nuclear Engineers earning $121,000 a year. Massachusetts comes in #3 with a salary tied also at $121,000 a year. Also sitting at $121,000 in wages a year is New York which is ranked #4. The #5 spot goes to Connecticut which pays Nuclear Engineers an average of $116,000 a year. If you’re curious about the lowest paying states for this career you’d have to go to Hawaii which pays Nuclear Engineers only $62,000, Idaho at $66,000 and Nebraska at $73,000 a year. All in all, every state pays a nuclear engineer a good wage but you can see that choosing the state wisely that you work in can dramatically effect your pay over a lifetime.

The information below is specific to Nuclear Engineer job salaries that you can expect to receive in that state area. Our state by state breakdown allows you to see which state is best to get a job as a Nuclear Engineer. The salary information provided below is off of real-world job listings for Nuclear Engineers and the pay offered for those jobs. We source Indeed, Simply Hired, PayScale and The information provided by Indeed about their process for collecting salary averages is as follows: “Indeed Salary Search is based on an index of salary information extracted from over 50 million job postings from thousands of unique sources over the last 12 months. Many job descriptions don’t contain salary information, but there are enough that do to produce statistically significant median salaries for millions of keyword, job title and location combinations – in fact, most job searches you are likely to think of. As new jobs are added each day, the Indeed Salary Search index is automatically updated with fresh salary data, so the salary results are as up-to-date as they could possibly be.”

Nuclear Engineer Salary Information For 2015

This table displays Nuclear Engineer Salaries By State so that people can compare how much an Nuclear Engineer makes in a specific state. This comparison engine will help people easily identify the best salaries for Nuclear Engineers.
CareerStateSalaryPercentData Year
Nuclear Engineer Alabama$102,0001% higher2015
Nuclear Engineer Alaska$74,00026% lower2015
Nuclear Engineer American Samoa$121,00020% higher2015
Nuclear Engineer Arizona$83,00018% lower2015
Nuclear Engineer Arkansas$102,0002% higher2015
Nuclear Engineer California$108,0007% higher2015
Nuclear Engineer Colorado$89,00011% lower2015
Nuclear Engineer Connecticut$116,00015% higher2015
Nuclear Engineer Delaware$88,00012% lower2015
Nuclear Engineer Florida$94,0007% lower2015
Nuclear Engineer Georgia$115,00014% higher2015
Nuclear Engineer Guam$92,0009% lower2015
Nuclear Engineer Hawaii$62,00038% lower2015
Nuclear Engineer Idaho$66,00034% lower2015
Nuclear Engineer Illinois$114,00013% higher2015
Nuclear Engineer Indiana$96,0004% lower2015
Nuclear Engineer Iowa$99,0002% lower2015
Nuclear Engineer Kansas$92,0009% lower2015
Nuclear Engineer Kentucky$87,00014% lower2015
Nuclear Engineer Louisiana$90,00011% lower2015
Nuclear Engineer Maine$89,00012% lower2015
Nuclear Engineer Maryland$103,0003% higher2015
Nuclear Engineer Massachusetts$121,00020% higher2015
Nuclear Engineer Michigan$102,0001% higher2015
Nuclear Engineer Minnesota$88,00013% lower2015
Nuclear Engineer Mississippi$105,0005% higher2015
Nuclear Engineer Missouri$99,0002% lower2015
Nuclear Engineer Montana$84,00017% lower2015
Nuclear Engineer Nebraska$73,00027% lower2015
Nuclear Engineer Nevada$77,00024% lower2015
Nuclear Engineer New Hampshire$99,0001% lower2015
Nuclear Engineer New Jersey$109,0008% higher2015
Nuclear Engineer New Mexico$88,00013% lower2015
Nuclear Engineer New York$121,00021% higher2015
Nuclear Engineer North Carolina$96,0005% lower2015
Nuclear Engineer North Dakota$89,00011% lower2015
Nuclear Engineer Ohio$96,0004% lower2015
Nuclear Engineer Oklahoma$93,0008% lower2015
Nuclear Engineer Oregon$97,0003% lower2015
Nuclear Engineer Pennsylvania$97,0004% lower2015
Nuclear Engineer Puerto Rico$97,0003% lower2015
Nuclear Engineer Rhode Island$92,0009% lower2015
Nuclear Engineer South Carolina$99,0001% lower2015
Nuclear Engineer South Dakota$76,00025% lower2015
Nuclear Engineer Tennessee$93,0007% lower2015
Nuclear Engineer Texas$97,0003% lower2015
Nuclear Engineer Utah$78,00022% lower2015
Nuclear Engineer Vermont$89,00012% lower2015
Nuclear Engineer Virgin Islands$103,0002% higher2015
Nuclear Engineer Virginia$101,0001% higher2015
Nuclear Engineer Washington DC$126,00025% higher2015
Nuclear Engineer Washington$104,0003% higher2015
Nuclear Engineer West Virginia$95,0006% lower2015
Nuclear Engineer Wisconsin$90,00011% lower2015
Nuclear Engineer Wyoming$83,00017% lower2015