Salary for Photonics Engineers

Want help with your hiring? It's easy. Enter your information below, and we'll quickly reach out to discuss your hiring needs.
Loading

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

Recruiter.com helps find better paying jobs across all specialties and locations. Sign up in our career community today!

SEE MORE SALARIES FOR SCIENCE AND PROFESSIONAL ENGINEERS
Technologies which depend on an understanding of light information and light energy are developed by photonics engineers. These professionals develop optical, electro-optical, and imaging systems, lasers, and fiber optics, among other light-dependent devices and systems. They may also design, develop, test, and implement new photonic technologies. While Bachelor's degrees are required for entry into this field, many photonics engineers have graduate degrees in related areas.

A Photonics Engineer will most likely earn wages that can range from $55,360 to $166,050 depending on tenure and industry expertise. can get an average compensation of one hundred and seven thousand and sixty dollars on a yearly basis.

can get the best compensation in District of Columbia, which has normal pay levels of near $139,050. People with this job title can make the highest salaries in Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction, where they can get compensation, on average, of $128,070.

Are you an aspiring photonics engineer? Want a new opportunity where you can earn a higher salary? Join our photonics engineer Career Community today!

The national wage distribution is shown below. To overlay local salaries for a Photonics Engineer, please select your state.
Annual salary
recruiter-loader
Hourly rate
recruiter-loader
GET SCOUTED
Recruiter makes it easy to find out about new jobs for photonics engineers. Join our photonics engineer Career Community today!
SALARY TREND

The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 37.78 percent nationwide in that time.

recruiter-loader
INDUSTRIES

Photonics Engineers tend to make the most in the following industries:

Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction
$128,070
Public Administration
$117,960
Finance and Insurance
$108,650
Manufacturing
$105,500
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$104,810
Transportation and Warehousing
$104,360

In general, they earn less within the industries below:

Accommodation and Food Services
$78,140
Construction
$81,650
Health Care and Social Assistance
$90,050
Retail Trade
$93,510
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$96,920
Educational Services
$99,320