Entry-Level Optical Engineer Salary

Pay for Entry-Level Optical Engineers sits in the ballpark of $77K per year. With some bonuses approaching $16K and certain profit sharing proceeds approaching $12K, overall incomes of Entry-Level Optical Engineers spread between $53K and $111K depending on individual performance. Almost all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a large number collect dental insurance. Job satisfaction for Entry-Level Optical Engineers is high. Men make up the vast majority of Entry-Level Optical Engineers (87 percent) who took the survey. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$53,253 - $104,300
$53K
$77K
$100K
MEDIAN: $77,104
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50%
90%

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$15.67 - $41.88
$16
$29
$42
MEDIAN: $29.45
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$53,253 - $104,300  
   
Bonus
$195.74 - $16,306  
Profit Sharing
$1,030 - $11,635  
Total Pay (?
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$52,872 - $110,661  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 206
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$15.67 - $41.88  
   
Overtime
$36.79  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$195.74 - $16,306  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,030 - $11,635  
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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$52,872 - $110,661  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 16

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Key Stats for Optical Engineer

Gender

Female
13 %
Male
87 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 12 votes.
Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
70%
5-9 years
18%
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Skills That Affect Optical Engineer Salaries

Matlab
▲3%

Engineering Design
▲1%

National Average
$78,000

Zemax
▼1%

Computer Aided Design (CAD)
▼3%

optics
▼5%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 12 votes.

Gender

Female
13 %
Male
87 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 95%
dental benefits
Dental: 84%
vision benefits
Vision: 74%
no benefits
None: 5%
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