Entry-Level Optical Engineer Salary

Pay for Entry-Level Optical Engineers sits in the ballpark of $77K annually. Total cash compensation to Entry-Level Optical Engineers approaches anywhere from $55K on the lower end to $110K on the higher end; in exceptional cases, this can include more than $16K from bonuses and upwards of $10K from profit sharing. The majority of Entry-Level Optical Engineers claim high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to nearly all, and most earn dental coverage. Male Entry-Level Optical Engineers far outnumber their female contemporaries among those who completed the questionnaire. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$57,436 - $110,482
$57K
$79K
$110K
MEDIAN: $79,177
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$15.00 - $55.00
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$31
$55
MEDIAN: $31.00
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$0$117K
Salary $57,436 - $110,482
Bonus $-0.49 - $15,893
Profit Sharing $1,000 - $9,674
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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$57,349 - $117,036
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 16 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 251
Hourly Data $0$59
Hourly Rate $15.00 - $55.00
Overtime $25.17 - $59.60
Annual Data $0$117K
Bonus $-0.49 - $15,893
Profit Sharing $1,000 - $9,674
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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$57,349 - $117,036
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 16 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 19

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Key Stats for Optical Engineer

Gender

Female
10 %
Male
90 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 18 votes.
Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
71%
5-9 years
15%

Skills That Affect Optical Engineer Salaries

Matlab
▼0%

National Average
$80,000

Engineering Design
▼2%

Zemax
▼4%

Computer Aided Design (CAD)
▼6%

optics
▼7%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 18 votes.

Gender

Female
10 %
Male
90 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 93%
dental benefits
Dental: 83%
vision benefits
Vision: 75%
no benefits
None: 6%