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or $57.87 hourly
What is the risk of automation?
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Social Perceptiveness (50)
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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.
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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