The study showed how much you can earn in the nuclear industry in the Don :: News

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Experts analyzed the labor market in the nuclear industry in the Don and in Russia as a whole and found out how much the demand for workers in this industry has grown, what salaries are now offered to specialists and how much the income of workers has increased.


The Rostov region is among the top 10 regions in the Russian Federation in terms of the number of vacancies in the nuclear industry. The number of vacancies in the Don region has doubled over the year, and the level of salaries has also increased significantly. Thus, in 2022, the average salary range according to the People in Figures service was 35,000 – 68,966 rubles, in 2023 – 47,000 – 103,448 rubles.

The median salary offered for vacancies in the nuclear sector in Russia currently reaches 90,000 rubles. Compared to the indicators of the third quarter of 2022, employers increased the level of offered income by an average of 10,000 rubles.

Over the year, salaries have also increased for a number of in-demand and mass specialists. Thus, up to 150,000 rubles are offered to programmers, which is 35,000 more than last year. The salary median in vacancies for occupational safety engineers has increased quite significantly (+ 29,999 to 110,600 rubles). Welders are now offered income of up to 111,000, which is 25,280 more than last year.

There are also peak salary values. Thus, some of the highest salaries in the nuclear industry can currently be found in vacancies for system administrators (from 200,000 rubles), project managers (up to 250,000 rubles), analysts (up to 200,000), occupational safety specialists (from 160,000).

Demand and professions

In the top 15 most in-demand professions, judging by the number of vacancies, in 2023, companies from the nuclear industry included engineering professions (designers and planners – 13% of the total vacancies in the country), technical and technical equipment engineers (10.4%), and quality engineers (3.2%). In addition, nuclear employers are in demand for purchasing managers, economists, and programmers.

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