Nuclear Engineers

6.0/10 job score
risk level
by 2030
or $55.83 hourly
as of 2020

What is the risk of automation?

We calculate this occupation to have an automation risk score of 10% (Totally Safe)

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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 -8.4% by 2030
'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 2020 and 2030.
Updated projections are due Sep 2022.

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

In 2020 the median annual wage for 'Nuclear Engineers' was $116,140, or $55.83 hourly
'Nuclear Engineers' are paid 176.9% higher than the national median wage, which stands at $41,950
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics

How many people are employed in this occupation?

As of 2020 there were 15,700 people employed as Nuclear Engineers.
This represents around 0.01% of the employed workforce across the United States.

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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