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Nuclear Engineers

Earnings

Nuclear engineers earned a median income of $102,950 in 2015, according to the U.S. Department of Labor. The department also reports that the highest paid 10 percent of nuclear engineers earned more than $152,220, while the lowest paid 10 percent earned less than $66,650 annually. Nuclear engineers working for the federal government had an annual average of $93,020. Findings of a 2016 salary survey by the National Association of Colleges and Employers show that those with bachelor's degrees in engineering, including nuclear engineering, averaged starting salaries of $64,891.

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