Nuclear Engineers

5.9/10 job score
risk level
by 2031
or $57.87 hourly
as of 2021

What is the risk of automation?

We calculate this occupation to have an automation risk score of 15% (No worries)

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What do you think the risk of automation is?

How likely do you think this occupation will be taken over by robots/AI within the next 20 years?

How quickly is this occupation growing?

The number of 'Nuclear Engineers' job openings is expected to decline by -11.1% by 2031
'Nuclear Engineers' is expected to be a very slow growing occupation in comparison to other occupations.
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the period between 2021 and 2031.
Updated projections are due Sep 2023.

What are the median wages for 'Nuclear Engineers' in the United States?

In 2021 the median annual wage for 'Nuclear Engineers' was $120,380, or $57.87 hourly
'Nuclear Engineers' are paid 163.1% higher than the national median wage, which stands at $45,760
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics

How many people are employed as nuclear engineers?

As of 2021 there were 12,670 people employed as Nuclear Engineers within the United States.
This represents around 0.009% of the employed workforce across the country.
Put another way, around 1 in 11 thousand people are employed as Nuclear Engineers.

Job description

Conduct research on nuclear engineering projects or apply principles and theory of nuclear science to problems concerned with release, control, and use of nuclear energy and nuclear waste disposal.

SOC Code: 17-2161.00


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Husain Lokhandwala (No chance) says
No chance because nuclear engineers have ideas and theory, and are creative, which robots cannot use ideas and theory for experiments very likely, and even less likely to be able to be creative. Robots only can do continuous things, and nuclear engineers do a variety of tasks.
Dec 22, 2020 at 03:50 AM

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