Salary for Photonics Engineers

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

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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 gets an average compensation of somewhere between 64000 and 96000 based on experience. Photonics Engineers can receive an average salary of Eighty Eight Thousand Eight Hundred dollars on a yearly basis.

Photonics Engineers have the best average compensation in the District of Columbia, where they can receive compensation, on average, of just about $116420. Employees in this career receive the highest salary in Public Administration, where they receive pay levels, on average, of $103380.

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SALARY TREND
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
Photonics 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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