Entry-Level Optical Engineer Salary

Median pay for Entry-Level Optical Engineers lies in the neighborhood of $74K annually. Total cash compensation to Entry-Level Optical Engineers bottoms out near $49K and approaches $107K on the high end; the biggest paychecks include approximately $10K from bonuses and almost $9K from profit sharing. Male Entry-Level Optical Engineers far outnumber their female contemporaries among those who completed the questionnaire. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Nearly all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance.

$50,317 - $102,145

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Salary
$50,317 - $102,145  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,229  
Profit Sharing
$1,000 - $8,750  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$49,334 - $106,602  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 192
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Skills That Affect Entry-Level Optical Engineer Salaries

National Average
$75,000

Zemax
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Matlab
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Engineering Design
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optics
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 20 votes.

Gender

Female
18 %
Male
82 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 98% dental benefits Dental: 79%
vision benefits Vision: 69% employee benefits None: 2%
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