There are already more than 100,000 stable, high-paying American jobs related to nuclear energy, a sign that the nuclear industry is a job creating machine. The average nuclear facility creates an average of 1,400 to 1,800 high-paying jobs during construction. During peak construction as many as 3,500 jobs are added, while daily operation of a nuclear energy facility provides 400 to 700 direct high-paying permanent jobs. And, there are several expansion projects currently underway including Vogtle in Georgia and V.C. Summer in South Carolina. These projects are adding thousands of jobs to the local community.
Nuclear energy facilities also inject revenue directly into their local communities. The average nuclear energy facility generates approximately $470 million a year in total economic output for the local community and more than $40 million per year in total labor income. Further, the average nuclear energy facility generates about $16 million in state and local tax revenue annually. These tax dollars benefit schools, roads, and other state and local infrastructures.