Nuclear Engineers

Nuclear engineers research and develop the processes, instruments, and systems used to derive benefits from nuclear energy and radiation. Many of these engineers find industrial and medical uses for radioactive materials?for example, in equipment used in medical diagnosis and treatment.

$105,810

Median US Salary

Bachelor's degree

Minimum education requirement

Outlook for Nuclear Engineers

Currently employed

16,700

In the U.S. Total

Job Growth

4%

2016 - 2026 growth rate

Jobs added

0 to 999

Estimated over the next 10 years

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Median Salary by State for Nuclear Engineers

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10 Highest Paying States

(Median salary)

New Mexico $136,060

California $132,880

Georgia $129,070

Tennessee $121,950

Illinois $119,630

Idaho $118,380

Maryland $116,770

Alabama $115,730

New Jersey $115,290

New York $115,250

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Maxxing your 401k as Nuclear Engineers

All numbers based on median salary

% to Max 401k

18.0%

Per paycheck

$732.53

Bi-Weekly Pay Period

Gross Income $4,069.62
Pre Tax Retirement $732.53
Before Taxes $3,337.09
Taxes $1,001.13
Take Home $2,335.96

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