Optical Engineer Salary in United States

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Average Salary for Optical Engineer in United States

The average salary of a(n) Optical Engineer in United States is $94,442.

The average hourly rate of a(n) Optical Engineer in United States is $45.40.

The average bonus of a(n) Optical Engineer in United States is $3,305.00.

Job Description:

Develops and designs optical systems with specific characteristics to fit within specified physical limits of precision optical instruments, such as still- and motion-picture cameras, lens systems, telescopes, and viewing and display devices. Positions covered by this definition are characterized by the inclusion of work that requires an understanding of both theories and principles. Excludes paraprofessional positions. Determines specifications for operations and adjusts appropriately to calibrate and obtain specified operational performance. Decides proper operation of optical system and makes adjustments to perfect system. Designs mounts for components to hold them in proper planes in relation to each other and instrument in which they will be used. Designs inspection instruments to test optical systems for defects, such as aberrations and deviations. May work with electrical and mechanical engineering staff to develop overall design of optical system. Less

Develops and designs optical systems with specific characteristics to fit within specified physical limits of precision optical instruments, such as still- and motion-picture cameras, lens systems, telescopes, and viewing and display devices. Positions covered by this definition are characterized by... More

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