Salary for Microsystems Engineers

Also known as:  Corrosion Control Engineer, Mathematical Engineer, Optical Engineer, Ordnance Engineer, Photonics Engineer, Salvage Engineer

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Microsystems engineers design, develop, test, and implement microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) and devices. They conduct tests of MEMS to ensure durability, reliability, low failure rates, and to ensure that MEMS and related devices meet quality standards and specifications. A strong command of engineering and electronics is necessary for work in this profession, and related college or graduate degrees may be required.

A Microsystems Engineer will normally get wages on a scale from 64000 - 96000 depending on education and tenure levels. Microsystems Engineers get wages of Eighty Eight Thousand Eight Hundred dollars per year.

Microsystems Engineers are paid the highest in the District of Columbia, where they can receive average pay scales of near $116420. People holding these jobs make the most money in Public Administration, where they can receive salary pay of $103380.

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The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 17.55 percent nationwide in that time.
INDUSTRIES
Microsystems Engineers tend to make the most in the following industries
Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction $103,380
Public Administration $102,400
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation $99,720
Information $90,790
Manufacturing $89,970
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services $88,720
In general, they earn less within the industries below
Health Care and Social Assistance $67,570
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing $71,080
Other Services (except Public Administration) $72,810
Construction $74,750
Retail Trade $75,920
Finance and Insurance $79,140
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