2021 Annual Salary, Salary Range, and Highest Paying States and Industries
Photonics Engineers design technologies specializing in light information or light energy, such as laser or fiber optics technology.
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- Average salary
- Starting salary
- Salary rank
- Salary range
- Highest paying states
- Highest paying industries
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.
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.
|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
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.