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Nuclear Engineers in North Carolina

Is North Carolina a good place for you to work as a Nuclear Engineer?

6.6% Jobs Projection
$115,590 Median Salary
80 Job Openings

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

  • Projected employment for Nuclear Engineers in North Carolina is growing faster than average.

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

How Many Nuclear Engineers Work in North Carolina?

In 2018, there were 540 Nuclear Engineers working in the state.

There were 780 Nuclear Engineers employed in this state in 2017.

That’s a decline of 240 jobs between 2017 and 2018.


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


Job Projections for North Carolina

Jobs for Nuclear Engineers in this state are growing at a rate of 6.6% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 4.0%.


North Carolina Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates there will be 80 annual job openings, and 970 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 North Carolina?

In 2018 wages for Nuclear Engineers ranged from $79,370 to $150,550 with $115,590 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $38.16 to $72.38. The median hourly rate was $55.57.

In 2017 the median pay for this field was $54.78 an hour.

The hourly rate grew by $0.79.

The median salary in North Carolina is higher than the nationwide median salary.


Top North Carolina 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
Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC 460 $106,780
Raleigh, NC 100 $116,660
Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC-NC 90 $116,340

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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