Updated Dec 13, 2021

How much does an Optical Engineer make?

Updated Dec 13, 2021

Experience

$106,913 / yrTotal Pay
$95,265 / yrBase Pay
$11,649 / yrAdditional Pay

$106,913

 / yr
$14K$1M
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The estimated total pay for a Optical Engineer is $106,913 per year in the United States area, with an average salary of $95,265 per year. These numbers represent the median, which is the midpoint of the ranges from our proprietary Total Pay Estimate model and based on salaries collected from our users. The estimated additional pay is $11,649 per year. Additional pay could include cash bonus, commission, tips, and profit sharing. The "Most Likely Range" represents values that exist within the 25th and 75th percentile of all pay data available for this role. The typical Optical Engineer salary is $95,265. Salaries can range from $13,650 - $1,279,807. When factoring in additional pay and benefits, Optical Engineer in United States can expect their total pay value to be on average $106,913.

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What are some related job titles for Optical Engineer?

Some related job titles are Electro-Optical Engineer Salaries with median pay of $94,262, PHYSICS Salaries with median pay of $89,447, Senior Optical Engineer Salaries with median pay of $132,341, Laser Engineer Salaries with median pay of $101,282.

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KLA
4.0

KLA

Optical Engineer

$138,098

 /yr
Range: $112K - $175K

$112K

$175K

$112,037 - $175,114 Range

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Northrop Grumman
4.0

Northrop Grumman

Optical Engineer

$141,539

 /yr
Range: $99K - $190K

$99K

$190K

$98,596 - $189,911 Range

Lockheed Martin
4.1

Lockheed Martin

Optical Engineer

$118,561

 /yr
Range: $89K - $195K

$89K

$195K

$88,847 - $195,095 Range

Meta
4.3

Meta

Optical Engineer

$145,011

 /yr
Range: $122K - $202K

$122K

$202K

$122,165 - $201,666 Range

Agiltron
2.5

Agiltron

Optical Engineer

$83,658

 /yr
Range: $77K - $125K

$77K

$125K

$77,210 - $124,698 Range

NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory
4.5

$143,386

 /yr
Range: $123K - $157K

$123K

$157K

$123,035 - $157,319 Range

Honeywell
3.8

Honeywell

Optical Engineer

$116,058

 /yr
Range: $110K - $127K

$110K

$127K

$109,523 - $127,377 Range

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L3Harris
3.6

L3Harris

Optical Engineer

$90,325

 /yr
Range: $74K - $153K

$74K

$153K

$74,000 - $152,753 Range

ASML
4.1

ASML

Optical Engineer

$131,494

 /yr
Range: $91K - $177K

$91K

$177K

$91,346 - $176,584 Range

Boeing
3.8

Boeing

Optical Engineer

$140,305

 /yr
Range: $105K - $154K

$105K

$154K

$105,378 - $154,150 Range

Apple
4.2

Apple

Optical Engineer

$164,589

 /yr
Range: $120K - $190K

$120K

$190K

$120,282 - $189,680 Range

General Dynamics Mission Systems
3.9

$116,167

 /yr
Range: $85K - $127K

$85K

$127K

$84,637 - $127,439 Range

Microsoft
4.4

Microsoft

Optical Engineer

$141,384

 /yr
Range: $75K - $156K

$75K

$156K

$74,742 - $155,665 Range

North American Lighting
3.9

North American Lighting

Optical Engineer

$86,362

 /yr
Range: $78K - $98K

$78K

$98K

$77,635 - $98,380 Range

Infinera
3.9

Infinera

Optical Engineer

$155,057

 /yr
Range: $118K - $200K

$118K

$200K

$117,639 - $199,907 Range

L3 Technologies
3.2

L3 Technologies

Optical Engineer

$102,930

 /yr
Range: $86K - $121K

$86K

$121K

$86,088 - $121,114 Range

Ball Aerospace
4.0

Ball Aerospace

Optical Engineer

$102,000

 /yr
Range: $96K - $116K

$96K

$116K

$96,128 - $115,522 Range

Lightwaves 2020

Optical Engineer

$92,058

 /yr
Range: $87K - $111K

$87K

$111K

$87,240 - $111,234 Range

CoAdna Photonics
4.1

CoAdna Photonics

Optical Engineer

$109,985

 /yr
Range: $90K - $112K

$90K

$112K

$90,394 - $111,508 Range

SAIC
4.1

SAIC

Optical Engineer

$157,594

 /yr
Range: $128K - $178K

$128K

$178K

$128,162 - $177,695 Range

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$90,000

/yrAvg Base Salary

9 days ago by a Optical Engineer with 4 to 6 years of experience

$95,800

/yrAvg Base Salary

14 days ago by a Electro-Optical Engineer with 1 to 3 years of experience

$65,000

/yrAvg Base Salary

15 days ago by a Laser Engineer with 1 to 3 years of experience

$28

/hrAvg Base Salary

17 days ago by a Optical Engineer with 1 to 3 years of experience

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$50

/hrAvg Base Salary

18 days ago by a Optical Engineer with less than one year of experience

$150,000

/yrAvg Base Salary

22 days ago by a Optical Engineer with 4 to 6 years of experience

$57,000

/yrAvg Base Salary

22 days ago by a Fiber Engineer with 1 to 3 years of experience

$80,000

/yrAvg Base Salary
Cash Bonus$3,000/yr

23 days ago by a Optical Engineer with 4 to 6 years of experience

$150,000

/yrAvg Base Salary

23 days ago by a Optical Engineer with 7 to 9 years of experience

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Frequently asked questions about an Optical Engineer salaries

The national average salary for an Optical Engineer is $104,851 per year in United States. Filter by location to see an Optical Engineer salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 497 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by an Optical Engineer employees.

The highest salary for an Optical Engineer in United States is $150,428 per year.

The lowest salary for an Optical Engineer in United States is $73,083 per year.

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