Entry-Level Optical Engineer Salary

Pay for Entry-Level Optical Engineers sits in the ballpark of $74K per year. Cash earnings for Entry-Level Optical Engineers — which occasionally include more than $10K from bonuses and more than $9K from profit sharing — stretch from around $49K to approximately $107K. Almost all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. Male Entry-Level Optical Engineers far outnumber their female contemporaries among those who completed the questionnaire. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction.

$50,317 - $102,145
(Median)
$50K
$74K
$100K
MEDIAN: $73,923
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$0$50K$100K$150K
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: 2 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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