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Optical Designer Salary

How much does a Optical Designer make in the United States?
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Salary Data for Optical Designer

$104,555 (USD)/yr

$50 (USD)/hr

$3,659 (USD)/yr

$103,172 (USD)/yr

$50 (USD)/hr

$3,659 (USD)/yr

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.
The average optical designer salary in United States is $104,555 or an equivalent hourly rate of $50. In addition, they earn an average bonus of $3,659. Salary estimates based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in United States.
Compensation Data Based on Experience

$73,286 (USD)

$129,767 (USD)


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Salary Potential

$121,209 (USD)

16 %

Based on our compensation data, the estimated salary potential for Optical Designer will increase 16 % over 5 years.

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