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Nuclear Engineer - Federal Salaries of 2012

Pay Rates for "Nuclear Engineer"

How much does a Nuclear Engineer in the federal government get paid? $131,010.16* *Based on the 2012 average.

Nuclear Engineer was the 203rd most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2012, with 692 employed. The most common payscale was the grades similar to general schedule payscale.

In 2012, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission hired the most employees titled Nuclear Engineering, with an average salary of $128,315.

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

Nuclear Engineer Pay Distribution

The average pay for a Nuclear Engineer is $131,010.16.

Common Nuclear Engineer Payscales

Payscale Number of Nuclear Engineering Employees
GG - Grades Similar To General Schedule 368
GS - General Schedule 125
NN - Nnsa Engineering And Scientific 71
ES - Senior Executive Service 46
EN - Nat Nuclear Security Admin Exc Srvc Only 21
AD - Administratively Determined Rates, Not E 13
EG - Consultant (other) 12
EK - Nat Defense Auth Act 1995 Energy Exc Svc 8
EJ - Dept Of Energy Org Act Excepted Service 7
ZP - Scientific And Engineering Professional 5
SN - Senior Level System 5
EI - Advisory Committee Member (other) 5
AJ - Administrative Judges 3
ED - Expert (5 U.s.c. 3109) 2
EF - Consultant (5 U.s.c. 3109) 1

Starting Paygrade: $34,649.00 / year base pay at paygrade GS-6, Step 1
Maximum Paygrade: $146,757.00 / 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
MicrobiologyProfessional and ScientificGS-6GS-15
MetallurgyProfessional and ScientificGS-6GS-15
Diagnostic Radiologic TechnologistTechnical and Medical SupportGS-1GS-9
Mathematics TechnicianTechnical and Medical SupportGS-1GS-9
Navigational InformationAdministrative and ManagementGS-4GS-15

Average Nuclear Engineering Pay Trend from 2004 to 2020

In 2004, the average pay for a Nuclear Engineer was $111,626. Since then, the average pay has decreased to $0 in 2020.

Data Sources

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The series code of this occupation is 0840.

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