The average pay for an Optical Engineer with Engineering Design skills is $93,101 per year. Pay for this job rises steadily for more experienced workers, but goes down noticeably for the few employees with more than 20 years' experience. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field.

$61,247 - $138,929
(Median)
$61K
$93K
$140K
MEDIAN: $93,100
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Salary
$61,247 - $138,929  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $17,409  
Profit Sharing
$1,030 - $20,361  
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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$59,730 - $142,821  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 133

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Pay by Experience Level for Optical Engineer

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

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Experience Affects Optical Engineer Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 40%

Late-Career
up arrow 28%

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

National Average
$95,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 17%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 19 votes.

Gender

Female
11 %
Male
89 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 96%
dental benefits
Dental: 86%
medical benefits
Vision: 72%
dental benefits
None: 4%
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