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Nuclear Engineers in Tennessee

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

13.0% Jobs Projection
$120,570 Median Salary
70 Job Openings

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

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

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

How Many Nuclear Engineers Work in Tennessee?

In 2018, there were 610 Nuclear Engineers working in the state.

There were 680 Nuclear Engineers employed in this state in 2017.

That’s a decline of 70 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

Nuclear Engineers in TN Employment Trend

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

Nuclear Engineers in TN vs. the Average State

Job Projections for Tennessee

Jobs for Nuclear Engineers in this state are growing at a rate of 13.0% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 4.0%.

Job Projections for Nuclear Engineers: Nation vs. TN

Tennessee Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates 70 annual job openings, and a total of 870 jobs for Tennessee Nuclear Engineers in 2026.

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

What do Nuclear Engineers Make in Tennessee?

In 2018 wages for Nuclear Engineers ranged from $81,080 to $169,170 with $120,570 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $38.98 to $81.33. The median hourly rate was $57.96.

In 2017 the median pay for this field was $58.63 an hour.

The hourly rate declined by $0.67.

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

Nuclear Engineers Earnings: TN vs. National Average

Top Tennessee 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
Knoxville, TN 460 $119,840

Top States for Nuclear Engineers Employment

The table below shows the states 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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