How much does a Nuclear Engineer I make in the United States? The average Nuclear Engineer I salary in the United States is $77,460 as of May 27, 2021, but the range typically falls between $72,888 and $89,291. Salary ranges can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, Salary.com helps you determine your exact pay target. 

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Project Engineer, NNSA Defense Programs

The Aerospace Corporation - Arlington, VA

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RS and H - Culpeper, VA

Job Description for Nuclear Engineer I

Nuclear Engineer I designs and initiates processes to gain benefit from nuclear energy and radiation. Conducts research into problems of nuclear energy systems. Being a Nuclear Engineer I designs and develops nuclear equipment. Monitors testing, operation, and maintenance of nuclear reactors. Additionally, Nuclear Engineer I may require a bachelor's degree in engineering. Typically reports to a supervisor or manager. To be a Nuclear Engineer I typically requires 0-2 years of related experience. Works on projects/matters of limited complexity in a support role. Work is closely managed. (Copyright 2021 Salary.com)... View full job description

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City, State San Francisco, CA Compared to national average
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City, State Washington, DC Compared to national average
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City, State Miami, FL Compared to national average
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City, State Chicago, IL Compared to national average
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City, State Boston, MA Compared to national average
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City, State New York, NY Compared to national average
+ 20.3%
City, State Dallas, TX Compared to national average
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Skills associated with Nuclear Engineer I: Mathematical Modeling, Mathematical Analysis, Computer-Aided Engineering (CAE) Software, NRC Regulations ...More

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