Does your ideal degree pay what you expect?

After graduation, nuclear engineering graduates typically earn high salaries compared to the national average. Top earners make $172,204, while the bottom 20% make closer to $52,517. The median grad salary is $95,098.

Nuclear Engineering graduate salaries over time

The typical early career salary for someone with a bachelor’s degree in nuclear engineering is $53,062, and within five years of graduation, this average salary goes up to $64,358.

This chart maps the average workforce wage by years of experience:

Wage ($USD)

Wage Range Median Wage

Years of work experience

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