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Nuclear Engineer - Federal Salaries of 2005

Pay Rates for "Nuclear Engineer"

How much does a Nuclear Engineer in the federal government get paid? $115,016.43* *Based on the 2005 average.

Nuclear Engineer was the 204th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2005, with 677 employed. The most common payscale was the grades similar to general schedule payscale.

In 2005, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission hired the most employees titled Nuclear Engineering, with an average salary of $113,851.

Government Nuclear Engineering jobs are classified under the General Schedule (GS) payscale. The minimum paygrade for a Nuclear Engineering job is GS-6, and the highest paygrade that can be attained within this job series is GS-15. Remember that the starting and maximum yearly pay listed above reflect base pay only - your actual salary will be higher based on the Locality Pay Adjustment for the area in which you work.

Job Description

Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) professions fall under this job category. Due to the growing focus of them STEM fields, individuals in this job category tend to advance more quickly than employees in the other job categories. Jobs in this category are being added quickly and many organizations have trouble finding qualified individuals. Individuals in this job category typically recieve pormotions of 2 grade increases at a time until they reach GS-12.

Agencies that have hired a Nuclear Engineer

Agency Employees Hired Average Salary
Nuclear Regulatory Commission 417 $113,851.28
Department of Energy 242 $117,467.42
National Institute of Standards and Technology 6 $131,454.00
Environmental Protection Agency 5 $102,429.20
George C. Marshall Space Flight Center 3 $91,043.67
Bureau of Industry and Security 2 $61,693.00
Geological Survey 1 $130,505.00
Department of State 1 $135,136.00

Nuclear Engineer Pay Distribution

The average pay for a Nuclear Engineer is $115,016.43.

Common Nuclear Engineer Payscales

Payscale Number of Nuclear Engineering Employees
GG - Grades Similar To General Schedule 352
GS - General Schedule 183
ES - Senior Executive Service 60
EN - Nat Nuclear Security Admin Exc Srvc Only 21
EK - Nat Defense Auth Act 1995 Energy Exc Svc 11
EG - Consultant (other) 9
SN - Senior Level System 9
AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not E 9
EJ - Dept Of Energy Org Act Excepted Service 8
GM - Emp Covered By Pmrs Termination Provisns 5
ZP - Scientific And Engineering Professional 4
EI - Advisory Committee Member (other) 3
ST - Scientific And Professional 1
AJ - Administrative Judges 1
EF - Consultant (5 U.s.c. 3109) 1

Starting Paygrade: $33,567.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-6, Step 1
Maximum Paygrade: $142,180.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-15, Step 10
Category: Professional and Scientific

Other Jobs at the GS-6 Paygrade

GS-6 is the starting paygrade for Nuclear Engineering jobs. Here are some other Federal Government jobs that can be held by employees at the GS-6 paygrade.

Occupation Occupation Category Starting Paygrade Maximum Paygrade
Irrigation System OperationTechnical and Medical SupportGS-1GS-9
Photographic TechnologyProfessional and ScientificGS-6GS-15
Medical TechnologistProfessional and ScientificGS-6GS-15
Statistical AssistantClerical and Administrative SupportGS-1GS-9
General Physical ScienceProfessional and ScientificGS-6GS-15

Average Nuclear Engineering Pay Trend from 2004 to 2018

In 2004, the average pay for a Nuclear Engineer was $111,626. Since then, the average pay has decreased to $0 in 2018.

Data Sources

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The series code of this occupation is 0840.

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