Entry-Level Optical Engineer Salary

Entry-Level Optical Engineers can expect wages of $74K per year on average. The range in cash compensation to Entry-Level Optical Engineers ($49K to $111K) includes potential earnings of $10K each from bonuses and profit sharing in exceptional cases. Male Entry-Level Optical Engineers far outnumber their female contemporaries among those who completed the questionnaire. Medical benefits are awarded to almost all, and a fair number earn dental coverage. Most Entry-Level Optical Engineers report high levels of job satisfaction.

$50,375 - $105,173
(Median)
$50K
$74K
$110K
MEDIAN: $74,492
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50%
90%

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$15.84 - $42.57
(Median)
$16
$24
$43
MEDIAN: $24.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$50,375 - $105,173  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,119  
Profit Sharing
$1,016 - $10,067  
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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$49,117 - $110,590  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 240
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$15.84 - $42.57  
   
Overtime
$23.13 - $35.19  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,119  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,016 - $10,067  
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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$49,117 - $110,590  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 17
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Skills That Affect Optical Engineer Salaries

Zemax
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Matlab
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National Average
$75,000

Engineering Design
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optics
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 24 votes.

Gender

Female
18 %
Male
82 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 98%
dental benefits
Dental: 79%
medical benefits
Vision: 68%
dental benefits
None: 2%
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