Earnings for Mid-Career Optical Engineers come in at around $92K annually on average. For the most part, Mid-Career Optical Engineers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to nearly all, and most earn dental coverage. Men account for the majority of Mid-Career Optical Engineers who responded to the questionnaire — 83 percent to be exact. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$66,734 - $125,099
MEDIAN: $91,794

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$66,734 - $125,099  
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$65,872 - $131,660  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 112

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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 10 votes.


17 %
83 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 98%
dental benefits
Dental: 80%
medical benefits
Vision: 71%
dental benefits
None: 2%