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How much does a Nuclear Engineer make in Colorado?

Average Nuclear Engineer Hourly Wage in Colorado

Nuclear Engineers earn a median hourly wage of $66.96.

Source: U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics

Average Nuclear Engineer Yearly Salary in Colorado

Nuclear Engineers earn a median salary of $139,280 per year.

Source: U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics

Learn more about the Nuclear Engineer job market for salaries of real jobs in your area. Alternatively, see what Nuclear Engineers earn in other states.

James Madison, President of CoolHandNuke.com, a job site for nuclear professionals, says several factors help nuclear engineer salaries - the high caliber of nuclear engineering graduates, the sensitive nature of their work, and a decreasing number of people entering the field.

James Madison predicts an upswing in the need for nuclear engineers that could mean better salaries in the future. "Over the course of the next 10 plus years, these engineers will start being paid very, very well," he said. "And the benefits packages are already the best of any industry."

The Bureau of Labor Statistics found that nuclear engineers working for independent engineering agencies (such as scientific and consulting services and research and development) tended to earn the most.

Salary Satisfaction

3.8
SCORE
31
RATINGS
Nuclear Engineers average a score of 3.8 out of 5 on our salary satisfaction scale. This places Nuclear Engineers in the 98th percentile of salary satisfaction.

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How to Become a Nuclear Engineer

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  2. Get the Education

    • Delaware Technical Community College-Terry | Dover, DE
      Offers: Associates
    • Delaware Technical Community College-Stanton/Wilmington | Wilmington, DE
      Offers: Certificate, Associates
    • Delaware State University | Dover, DE
      Offers: Bachelors
    • University of Delaware | Newark, DE
      Offers: Bachelors
    • Catholic University of America | Washington, DC
      Offers: Bachelors
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Nuclear Engineer Earnings by Seniority

Senior Nuclear Engineer Earnings

Senior Nuclear Engineers in Colorado earn:

$73.92
an hour
$153,750
per year
Experienced Nuclear Engineer Earnings

Experienced Nuclear Engineers in Colorado earn:

$66.96
an hour
$139,280
per year
Junior Nuclear Engineer Earnings

Junior Nuclear Engineers in Colorado earn:

$60.32
an hour
$125,470
per year
Starting Nuclear Engineer Earnings

Starting Nuclear Engineers in Colorado earn:

$47.36
an hour
$98,510
per year

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

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Nuclear Engineer salary comparison

Nuclear Engineers earn more than 97% percent of Engineering careers in Colorado. Nuclear Engineer salaries are in the top 98% of all careers in Colorado.

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Source:

Historical salary for Nuclear Engineers in Colorado

Source: U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics

Should I be a Nuclear Engineer?

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  1. Take the Sokanu Career Test

    Would you make a good nuclear engineer? Sokanu's free assessment reveals how compatible you are with a career across 5 dimensions!

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  2. Get the Education

    • Delaware Technical Community College-Terry | Dover, DE
      Offers: Associates
    • Delaware Technical Community College-Stanton/Wilmington | Wilmington, DE
      Offers: Certificate, Associates
    • Delaware State University | Dover, DE
      Offers: Bachelors
    • University of Delaware | Newark, DE
      Offers: Bachelors
    • Catholic University of America | Washington, DC
      Offers: Bachelors
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