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Mid-Career Optical Engineer Salary

Pay for Mid-Career Optical Engineers sits in the ballpark of $90K per year. Most Mid-Career Optical Engineers report high levels of job satisfaction. Almost all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and nearly all collect dental insurance. 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. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
$67,087 - $115,920
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $89,674
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$67,087 - $115,920  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $11,255  
Profit Sharing
$2,250 - $4,000  
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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$67,792 - $119,153  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 155
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Skills That Affect Mid-Career Optical Engineer Salaries

Matlab
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Engineering Design
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National Average
$91,000

Zemax
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 36 votes.

Gender

Female
21 %
Male
79 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 96% dental benefits Dental: 91%
vision benefits Vision: 80% employee benefits None: 3%