Salary for Photonics Technicians

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Photonics technicians use integrated circuit testers, interferometers, lasers, power saws, and other tools to build, install, repair, calibrate and maintain optomechanical and photonic devices. They may use computer-aided manufacturing and design software and scientific software to accomplish their tasks. Knowledge of electronics, optics, and photonics may be especially useful in this profession.

A Photonics Technician can expect an average compensation between 40000 to 60000 depending on the level of seniority. Photonics Technicians will most likely receive a compensation of Fifty Seven Thousand Five Hundred dollars on an annual basis.

Photonics Technicians can receive the highest pay in Maine, where they get an average salary rate of close to about $72610. This group of professionals are paid at the highest level in Real Estate and Rental and Leasing, where they can earn pay of $67810.

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The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 15.74 percent nationwide in that time.
Photonics Technicians tend to make the most in the following industries
Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction $67,810
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing $66,310
Utilities $63,980
Information $62,690
Public Administration $62,530
Transportation and Warehousing $59,390
In general, they earn less within the industries below
Construction $40,880
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation $44,070
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services $51,250
Health Care and Social Assistance $52,210
Educational Services $53,220
Wholesale Trade $54,280