Avg. Base Salary (USD)
The average salary for an Optical Engineer is $91,301
What is the Pay by Experience Level for Optical Engineers?
An entry-level Optical Engineer with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $76,105 based on 96 salaries. An early career Optical Engineer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $85,319 based on 275 salaries. A …Read more
What Do Optical Engineers Do?
Optical engineers are responsible for creating optical devices to be used in eye wear, cameras, telescopes, and lasers. Candidates for the position must be skilled researchers of light refraction and reflection and should have strong experimental and discovery skills, as well.
Optical engineers must be prepared to work with cohorts from different departments, and may work with the visual marketing department to design new eye-wear or with the biomedical department to create new contact lenses. …Read more
- Design, analyze, test, and implement optical systems.
- Optimize product cycle of new optical designs for market realignment.
- Improve manufacturability of optical products.