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Mid-Career Optical Engineer Salary

For Mid-Career Optical Engineers, yearly average wages total $92K annually. Male Mid-Career Optical Engineers are far more common among survey respondents than their female counterparts, who typically comprise less than one-third of the field. Nearly all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and almost all collect dental insurance. For the most part, Mid-Career Optical Engineers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$68,677 - $118,703
(Median)
$69K
$92K
$120K
MEDIAN: $92,084
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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.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$68,677 - $118,703  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,967  
Profit Sharing
$2,358 - $3,097  
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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$69,109 - $121,388  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 154

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Skills That Affect Mid-Career Optical Engineer Salaries

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National Average
$94,000

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 30 votes.

Gender

Female
21 %
Male
79 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 96% dental benefits Dental: 91%
vision benefits Vision: 81% employee benefits None: 3%
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