How much does a Nuclear Engineer V make in the United States? The average Nuclear Engineer V salary in the United States is $140,517 as of November 29, 2021, but the range typically falls between $125,629 and $156,081. 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. 

Based on HR-reported data: a national average with a geographic differential
25% $125,629 10% $112,074 90% $170,251 75% $156,081 $140,517 50%(Median)
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Nuclear Engineer V designs and initiates processes to gain benefit from nuclear energy and radiation. Conducts research into problems of nuclear energy systems. Being a Nuclear Engineer V designs and develops nuclear equipment. Monitors testing, operation, and maintenance of nuclear reactors. Additionally, Nuclear Engineer V may require a master's degree in nuclear engineering or related field. Typically reports to a manager or head of a unit/department. The Nuclear Engineer V works autonomously. Goals are generally communicated in "solution" or project goal terms. May provide a leadership role for the work group through knowledge in the area of specialization. Works on advanced, complex technical projects or business issues requiring state of the art technical or industry knowledge. To be a Nuclear Engineer V typically requires 10+ years of related experience. (Copyright 2021 Salary.com)... View full job description

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City, State San Francisco, CA Compared to national average
+ 25.0%
City, State Washington, DC Compared to national average
+ 11.3%
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
+ 12.7%
City, State New York, NY Compared to national average
+ 20.3%
City, State Dallas, TX Compared to national average
-0.7%

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Skills associated with Nuclear Engineer V: Mathematical Modeling, Mathematical Analysis, Reliability Analysis, NRC Regulations ...More

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