How much does an Optical Engineer III make in the United States? The average Optical Engineer III salary in the United States is $142,875 as of August 27, 2023, but the range typically falls between $132,579 and $153,860. Salary ranges can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, Salary.com helps you determine your exact pay target. View the Cost of Living in Major Cities
Designs, models, analyzes, and tests optical, electro-optical, and opto mechanical systems and components. Conducts research and development to develop component and system specifications, designs, and testing methodologies. Utilizes optical design software and modeling tools such as Zemax and FRED. Requires a bachelor's degree in optical engineering, electrical engineering, physics or equivalent. Typically reports to a manager. Work is generally independent and collaborative in nature. Contributes to moderately complex aspects of a project. Typically requires 4-7 years of related experience. (Copyright 2023 Salary.com)
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