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Entry-Level Optical Engineer Salary

Entry-Level Optical Engineers can expect wages of $73K annually on average. Total cash compensation for Entry-Level Optical Engineers runs from $49K to $107K depending on bonuses that can occasionally exceed $10K and profit sharing that can reach almost $10K. Male Entry-Level Optical Engineers far outnumber their female contemporaries among those who completed the questionnaire. Work is enjoyable for Entry-Level Optical Engineers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to nearly all, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$50,244 - $102,555
MEDIAN: $73,458

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XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
$50,244 - $102,555  
$0.00 - $10,247  
Profit Sharing
$997 - $9,696  
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).
$49,302 - $106,906  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 187

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 22 votes.


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81 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 98% dental benefits Dental: 80%
vision benefits Vision: 69% employee benefits None: 2%