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Nuclear Engineers in Alabama

Want to work in Alabama as a Nuclear Engineer? Read this first!

-5% Jobs Projection
$105,290 Median Salary
10 Job Openings

While jobs for Nuclear Engineers in Alabama are decreasing, those who do work in these jobs get paid higher than average.

  • Employment for Nuclear Engineers in Alabama is expected to decrease.

  • Nuclear Engineers in Alabama earn higher salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.

How Many Nuclear Engineers Work in Alabama?

In 2018, there were 80 Nuclear Engineers working in the state.

There were 180 Nuclear Engineers employed in this state in 2017.

That’s a decline of 100 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

Nuclear Engineers in AL Employment Trend

The typical state has 530 Nuclear Engineers working in it, which means Alabama has fewer Nuclear Engineers than average.

Nuclear Engineers in AL vs. the Average State

Job Projections for Alabama

Jobs for Nuclear Engineers in this state are declining at a rate of 5.3% which is a faster decline than the nationwide estimated projection of 4.0%.

Job Projections for Nuclear Engineers: Nation vs. AL

Alabama Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates there will be 10 annual job openings, and 180 total jobs in 2026 for Nuclear Engineers in this state.

Nationwide, the prediction is 1,400 annual jobs and 18,400 total jobs in 2026.

What do Nuclear Engineers Make in Alabama?

In 2018 wages for Nuclear Engineers ranged from $74,060 to $128,550 with $105,290 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $35.61 to $61.81. The median hourly rate was $50.62.

In 2017 the median pay for this field was $55.64 an hour.

The hourly rate declined by $5.02.

The median salary in Alabama is higher than the nationwide median salary.

Nuclear Engineers Earnings: AL vs. National Average

Top States for Nuclear Engineers Employment

View the list below to see where most Nuclear Engineers work.

State Number Employed Annual Median Salary
Virginia 2,350 $83,070
South Carolina 1,010 $99,520
Pennsylvania 960 $113,310
New Mexico 760 $136,940
Connecticut 710 $112,010
Illinois 610 $118,110
Tennessee 610 $120,570
North Carolina 540 $115,590
Texas 530 $65,290
California 530 $136,000
Maryland 500 $130,660
Idaho 440 $124,370
New York 410 $112,000
Louisiana 200 $107,020
Nebraska 140 $104,750
Mississippi 120 $98,270
District of Columbia 100 $0
Alabama 80 $105,290

Below are the states where Nuclear Engineers get paid the most:

State Annual Median Salary
New Mexico $136,940
California $136,000
New Hampshire $131,140
Maryland $130,660
Idaho $124,370
Wisconsin $124,120
Tennessee $120,570
Illinois $118,110
North Carolina $115,590
Pennsylvania $113,310


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