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Nuclear Engineers in Pennsylvania

Considering a career as a Nuclear Engineer in Pennsylvania?

1.5% Jobs Projection
$113,310 Median Salary
150 Job Openings

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

  • Projected employment for Nuclear Engineers in Pennsylvania is growing slower than average.

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

How Many Nuclear Engineers Work in Pennsylvania?

In Pennsylvania, there were 960 people working as Nuclear Engineers in the year 2018.

There were 1,340 Nuclear Engineers employed in this state in 2017.

That’s a decline of 380 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

Nuclear Engineers in PA Employment Trend

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

Nuclear Engineers in PA vs. the Average State

Job Projections for Pennsylvania

Jobs for Nuclear Engineers in this state are growing at a rate of 1.5% which is slower than the nationwide estimated projection of 4.0%.

Job Projections for Nuclear Engineers: Nation vs. PA

Pennsylvania Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates there will be 150 annual job openings, and 1,990 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 Pennsylvania?

In 2018 wages for Nuclear Engineers ranged from $80,780 to $160,360 with $113,310 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $38.84 to $77.09. The median hourly rate was $54.48.

In 2017 the median pay for this field was $49.65 an hour.

The hourly rate grew by $4.83.

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

Nuclear Engineers Earnings: PA vs. National Average

Top Pennsylvania 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
Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA 90 $118,920

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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