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Nuclear Engineering

Salary, Job Description, How To Become One, and Where to Apply

Nuclear Engineering

Nuclear Engineering

Engineering is a broad term; a quick google search of "become an engineering in the nuclear industry" brings up an extensive range of varying results, so it is a good idea to be clear in what is meant by engineering in this intent section.

For our purpose, Engineering encompasses the disciplines associated with the design elements of work, including Mechanical Design, Electrical, Control and Instrumentation (EC&I) design, Process design, Civil, Structural and Architectural (CS&A) design and Analysis. All elements associated with Project Management, Quality, Health, Safety & Environmental (HSE), Manufacturing and Site Works are covered elsewhere.

1. Summary
3. Popular Qualifications
2. Steps to become one
4. How long does it take


One of the most popular questions we get from our readers here is how much do Nuclear Engineers make per year and their hourly wage.

The average is around £40,000 (typically between £30,000 and £65,000) with a top earners bringing home above £110,000 per year.

Steps to become one

Entry-level Nuclear Engineer with little to no experience can expect to make between $21,000 and $28,000 per year.

Just like any other job, the salary of a Nuclear Design Engineer will increase as they become more experienced.

Popular Qualifications

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How long does it take

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