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Nuclear Engineers in Illinois

Considering a career as a Nuclear Engineer in Illinois?

$118,110 Median Salary
40 Job Openings
  • Nuclear Engineers in Illinois earn higher salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.

How Many Nuclear Engineers Work in Illinois?

610 people worked as Nuclear Engineers in 2018 in this state.

There were 710 Nuclear Engineers employed in this state in 2017.

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

Nuclear Engineers in IL Employment Trend

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

Nuclear Engineers in IL vs. the Average State

Job Projections for Illinois

Jobs for Nuclear Engineers in this state are not projected to grow or decrease, but nationwide they are growing at a rate of 4.0%.

Job Projections for Nuclear Engineers: Nation vs. IL

Illinois Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates there will be 40 annual job openings, and 600 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 Illinois?

In 2018 wages for Nuclear Engineers ranged from $96,210 to $137,270 with $118,110 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $46.26 to $65.99. The median hourly rate was $56.78.

Workers in this field were paid a median of $57.51 an hour in 2017.

The hourly rate declined by $0.73.

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

Nuclear Engineers Earnings: IL vs. National Average

Top Illinois Metros for Nuclear Engineers

The table below shows some of the metros in this state with the most Nuclear Engineers.

Metro Number Employed Annual Median Salary
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 270 $118,940

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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