Optical Scientist Salary

How much does a Optical Scientist make in the United States?
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$126,027 (USD)/yr

Average Base Salary

$61 (USD)/hr

Average Hourly Rate

$5,381 (USD)/yr

Average Bonus
The average optical scientist salary in United States is $126,027 or an equivalent hourly rate of $61. In addition, they earn an average bonus of $5,381. Salary estimates based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in United States.
Salary by Experience

$87,439 (USD)

Entry Level Salary

$156,801 (USD)

Senior Level Salary

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Salary Potential
Estimated salary in 2023:
$146,100 (USD)
5 Year Change:
16 %
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