Conduct research on nuclear engineering projects or apply principles and theory of nuclear science to problems concerned with release, control, and use of nuclear energy and nuclear waste disposal.
According to the US Department of Labor, there are 13,900 people employed as nuclear engineers in the United States. The median annual salary is $120,380. Entry level employees earn approximately $75,460 per year and senior employees earn approximately $169,000 per year.
Estimates do not include other potential benefits such as health insurance, overtime pay, or retirement benefits that may be offered by employers.