Entry-Level Optical Engineer Salary

Earnings for Entry-Level Optical Engineers come in at around $77K annually on average. Overall cash earnings for Entry-Level Optical Engineers stretch from $52K on the lower end to $110K near the top, and the heftiest packages can encompass around $17K from bonuses and $12K from profit sharing. The vast majority (85 percent) of Entry-Level Optical Engineers who answered the questionnaire are male. Medical benefits are awarded to nearly all, and most earn dental coverage. Work is enjoyable for Entry-Level Optical Engineers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$52,318 - $103,346
$52K
$77K
$100K
MEDIAN: $76,599
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$21.33 - $42.25
$21
$30
$42
MEDIAN: $30.46
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$52,318 - $103,346  
   
Bonus
$-0.49 - $16,574  
Profit Sharing
$993 - $11,745  
Total Pay (?
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$52,374 - $109,564  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 191
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$21.33 - $42.25  
   
Overtime
$34.61  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$-0.49 - $16,574  
   
Profit Sharing
$993 - $11,745  
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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$52,374 - $109,564  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 15

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Key Stats for Optical Engineer

Gender

Female
15 %
Male
85 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 11 votes.
Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
69%
5-9 years
18%
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Skills That Affect Optical Engineer Salaries

Matlab
▲4%

Engineering Design
▲1%

Zemax
▼0%

National Average
$77,000

Computer Aided Design (CAD)
▼2%

optics
▼4%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 11 votes.

Gender

Female
15 %
Male
85 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 96%
dental benefits
Dental: 85%
vision benefits
Vision: 75%
dental benefits
None: 4%
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