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Nuclear Engineers in New Mexico

Is New Mexico a good place for you to work as a Nuclear Engineer?

13.3% Jobs Projection
$136,940 Median Salary
80 Job Openings

You’re in luck! Jobs for Nuclear Engineers in New Mexico are projected to grow and these jobs tend to pay higher than average.

  • Projected employment for Nuclear Engineers in New Mexico is growing faster than average.

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

How Many Nuclear Engineers Work in New Mexico?

In 2018, there were 760 Nuclear Engineers working in the state.

There were 800 Nuclear Engineers employed in this state in 2017.

That’s a decline of 40 jobs between 2017 and 2018.


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


Job Projections for New Mexico

Jobs for Nuclear Engineers in this state are growing at a rate of 13.3% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 4.0%.


New Mexico Annual Job Openings

The BLS is projecting 80 annual Nuclear Engineers job openings in New Mexico, and 940 total jobs in the year 2026.

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

What do Nuclear Engineers Make in New Mexico?

In 2018 wages for Nuclear Engineers ranged from $95,580 to $180,110 with $136,940 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $45.95 to $86.59. The median hourly rate was $65.84.

Workers in this field were paid a median of $65.42 an hour in 2017.

The hourly rate grew by $0.42.

The median salary in New Mexico is higher than the nationwide median salary.


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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