How much does an Optical Design Engineer make? The average Optical Design Engineer salary is $89,170 as of October 28, 2020, but the salary range typically falls between $79,641 and $98,254. Salary ranges can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, Salary.com helps you determine your exact pay target. 

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Federal Highway Administration - Ashburn , VA
Complete the highway design engineering on simple to moderately complex projects and perform work ... as optics, heat transfer, soil mechanics, or electronics; OR B. Combination of education or ...
Upward.net - 42 days ago
Lumen - Herndon , VA
Produces Engineering Design Packages (EDPs) for ISP installations * Write SOWs, Method of ... Experience with optical equipment, SONET and wavelength division multiplexing * Knowledge of ...
Recruitics REACH - 64 days ago
RTX - Warrenton , VA
... engineering (MBSE) tools for software architecting and software systems design and being ... Exposure to architecture, hardware, software and system integration of Electro-optical and/or ...
Raytheon - 1 day ago
RTX - Manassas , VA
... engineering (MBSE) tools for software architecting and software systems design and being ... Exposure to architecture, hardware, software and system integration of Electro-optical and/or ...
Raytheon - 1 day ago
JES Foundation Repair - Manassas , VA
Benefits include Medical, Dental, Optical, Long/Short Term Disability, Life insurance, 401(k) with ... Minimum of 4-8 years' experience in structural design for commercial, residential and mixed use ...
ZipRecruiter - 6 days ago
DCS Corp - Fort Belvoir , VA
Provide on-site/telework electro-optical engineering support to U.S. Army Product Manager Ground ... design of subsystems and integration of total systems. Conduct root cause corrective action ...
Recruitics REACH - 19 days ago

Optical Design Engineer Salary in Major Cities

This chart shows the salary comparison for Optical Design Engineer between major cities. San Francisco City consistently ranks #1 as of October 28, 2020. Click on the chart to see the detail salary data for Optical Design Engineer in each city.
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City Name Average Salary
San Francisco, CA $111,463
Washington, DC $99,264
Miami, FL $86,808
Chicago, IL $94,600
Boston, MA $100,468
New York, NY $107,272
Dallas, TX $88,590
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Average Base Salary

Core compensation

 
 
 
79641
98254
89170

Average Total Cash Compensation

Includes base and annual incentives

 
 
 
79912
98309
89371
What is the average salary for Optical Design Engineer in 2020?
These charts show the average base salary (core compensation), as well as the average total cash compensation for the job of Optical Design Engineer in the United States. The base salary for Optical Design Engineer ranges from $79,641 to $98,254 with the average base salary of $89,170. The total cash compensation, which includes base, and annual incentives, can vary anywhere from $79,912 to $98,309 with the average total cash compensation of $89,371.
Average Salary Average Salary Range
Base Salary $89,170 $79,641 - $98,254
Bonus $201 $271 - $55
Total Pay $89,371 $79,912 - $98,309
* Base Salary represents gross income before taxes and deductions. It does not include additional pay such as benefits, bonuses, profit sharing or commissions.
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What's the difference between Optical Engineer and Optical Design Engineer?
According to our latest salary estimation on October 28, 2020. The average salary of Optical Design Engineer is $89,170, and the average salary of Optical Engineer is $116,935. The average salary of Optical Engineer is higher than Optical Design Engineer. ( 2020-10-28 salary.com )
I am an Optical Design Engineer, which location’s salary is higher, Barnstable, MA or New Britain, CT?
New Britain, CT typically sees higher pay than Barnstable, MA for Optical Design Engineer. an Optical Design Engineer Salary in New Britain, CT is $96,305 as of October 28, 2020; an Optical Design Engineer Salary in Barnstable, MA is $94,032 as of October 28, 2020. ( 2020-10-28 salary.com )
Why does the salary of an Optical Design Engineer vary from city to city?
The cost of living is tied to salaries. If the expenses are higher in a particular city, then the wage level will be higher as well to afford the people can opportunity to live there. This is why you're always going to make more money in New York City for example, than in a small town. ( 2020-10-28 salary.com )
What are the Pay Factors for Optical Design Engineer?
Salary ranges for an Optical Design Engineer can vary widely, depending on the city and several other pay factors, including (but not limited to) education level, certifications, additional skills, and work experience. Click here to view Eight Factors That Can Affect Your Pay ( 2020-10-28 salary.com )
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Last Update: October 28, 2020