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2023 Nuclear Engineering Salary

There are about 1,601 students enrolled in Nuclear Engineering in the USA.

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Going to college is a massive investment for most people. It's critical to ensure you are well positioned to justify that investment. We wish for the following job placement and earnings facts to aid you in making an informed decision when selecting your major.

Just after university, Nuclear Engineering students take home $66,169 per annum on average, which is the 30th highest of any focus. Later on in their professions, they can take in as high as $126,387 to as little as $39,044, but average around $70,892. For context, that is 84% more than the American average.

The most popular job for a Nuclear Engineering graduate is Engineer, which generally earn approximately $59,000; next are Senior Engineer and Software Engineer, which generally make more or less $75,000 and $65,000 respectively.

The most well paid region for Nuclear Engineering graduates is The Mid East. The highest grossing state for Nuclear Engineering graduates is PA. Great Lakes Valley Conference has the highest earning Nuclear Engineering graduates of any conference..

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