How Much Do Photonics Engineers Make in 2021 (including Starting Salary)

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2021 Annual Salary, Salary Range, and Highest Paying States and Industries

Photonics Engineers

Photonics Engineers design technologies specializing in light information or light energy, such as laser or fiber optics technology.

Salary
$107060
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Education
Bachelor's degree
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Table of contents
  1. Average salary
  2. Starting salary
  3. Salary rank
  4. Salary range
  5. Highest paying states
  6. Highest paying industries

Average salary

Annual salary
$107060 per year
Hourly wage
$51 per hour

Starting salary

Entry-level annual salary
$55,360 to $75,380 per year
Entry-level hourly wage
$27 to $36 per hour

Entry-level Photonics Engineers with little to no experience can expect to make anywhere between $55,360 to $75,380 per year or $27 to $36 per hour. Similar to any other job, their salary will increase as they gain experience.


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Salary rank

Salary rank
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We wanted to make it easy for our readers to compare the salary of Photonics Engineers to all the other careers out there. So we created Salary Rank. We compared the salary of all careers then we gave them a rank of A, B, C, or D depending on where their average salary sit in comparison to other careers.

Salary range

Level Hourly Annual
Highest (Top 10%) $80 $166,050
Senior (Top 25%) $65 $134,480
Middle (Mid 50%) $50 $103,380
Junior (Bottom 25%) $36 $75,380
No experience (Bottom 10%) $27 $55,360

Highest paying states

State Hourly Annual
DC $67 $139,050
MA $62 $128,580
VA $61 $127,690
MD $60 $125,010
AL $60 $124,560
NM $59 $123,290
AZ $59 $122,760
TX $58 $120,960
CA $57 $118,690
ID $57 $118,120

Another simple way to increase your salary as a Photonics Engineer is to move to a higher paying state. However moving to a higher paying state like DC doesn’t guarantee that you will make more because the expenses at DC might be much higher than where you are currently living at right now.

According to BLS, the highest paid Photonics Engineers are in the states of DC, MA, VA, MD and AL.

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