Average Optical Engineer Salary

$91,301
Avg. Base Salary (USD)
10%
$64k
MEDIAN
$91k
90%
$137k

The average salary for an Optical Engineer is $91,301

Base Salary
$64k - $137k
Bonus
$1k - $20k
Profit Sharing
$1k - $41k
Total Pay
$64k - $145k
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What Do Optical Engineers Do?

Optical Engineer Tasks
  • Design, analyze, test, and implement optical systems.
  • Optimize product cycle of new optical designs for market realignment.
  • Improve manufacturability of optical products.
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Job Satisfaction for Optical Engineer

4.1 out of 5
(65)
Highly Satisfied
6Reviews
Based on 65 responses, the job of Optical Engineer has received a job satisfaction rating of 4.05 out of 5. On average, Optical Engineers are highly satisfied with their job.

Gender Breakdown

Male
80.5%
Female
19.1%
Prefer to self-define
0.4%
This data is based on 257 survey responses. Learn more about the gender pay gap.

Common Health Benefits

Medical

91%

Dental

84%

Vision

79%

None

9%