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Entry-Level Optical Engineer Salary

Entry-Level Optical Engineers take home approximately $74K annually on average. In the world of Entry-Level Optical Engineers, overall cash allowance can occasionally include more than $10K from bonuses and, in some exceptional cases, $10K from profit sharing, causing incomes to vary widely between $50K and $106K. Men account for the majority of Entry-Level Optical Engineers who responded to the questionnaire — 82 percent to be exact. Nearly all enjoy medical while most get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the greater part. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$50,531 - $101,903
MEDIAN: $73,822

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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.
$50,531 - $101,903  
$0.00 - $10,213  
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).
$49,530 - $106,058  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 195

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 23 votes.


18 %
82 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 98% dental benefits Dental: 80%
vision benefits Vision: 70% employee benefits None: 2%