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How much does a Photonics Engineer make in the United States?

Average Photonics Engineer Hourly Wage in the United States

Photonics Engineers earn a median hourly wage of $46.11. Hourly wages typically start from $25.01 and go up to $72.52.

Average Photonics Engineer Yearly Salary in the United States

Photonics Engineers earn a median salary of $95,900 per year. Salaries typically start from $52,010 and go up to $150,830.

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Photonics Engineer Earnings by Seniority

Top End Photonics Engineer Earnings

The highest earning Photonics Engineers in the United States earn:

$72.52
an hour
$150,830
per year
Senior Photonics Engineer Earnings

Senior Photonics Engineers in the United States earn:

$59.06
an hour
$122,840
per year
Experienced Photonics Engineer Earnings

Experienced Photonics Engineers in the United States earn:

$46.11
an hour
$95,900
per year
Junior Photonics Engineer Earnings

Junior Photonics Engineers in the United States earn:

$34.11
an hour
$70,960
per year
Starting Photonics Engineer Earnings

Starting Photonics Engineers in the United States earn:

$25.01
an hour
$52,010
per year

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

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Photonics Engineer salary comparison

Photonics Engineers earn more than 65% percent of Engineering careers. Photonics Engineer salaries are in the top 88% of all careers in the United States.

Computer Hardware Engineer Salary $111k
Software Engineer Salary $98k
Photonics Engineer Salary $95k
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Civil Engineer Salary $82k
Power Engineer Salary $58k
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Historical salary for Photonics Engineers in the United States

Photonics Engineer salary by state

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State Hourly Wage Annual Salary Rank
Photonics Engineer Salary in District of Columbia $63.64 $132,360 # 1
Photonics Engineer Salary in Alaska $58.46 $121,590 # 2
Photonics Engineer Salary in Maryland $58.71 $122,120 # 3
Photonics Engineer Salary in Alabama $54.42 $113,200 # 4
Photonics Engineer Salary in Virginia $54.12 $112,560 # 5
Photonics Engineer Salary in Massachusetts $51.38 $106,870 # 6
Photonics Engineer Salary in California $52.16 $108,500 # 7
Photonics Engineer Salary in Texas $48.92 $101,760 # 8
Photonics Engineer Salary in New Mexico $51.46 $107,030 # 9
Photonics Engineer Salary in Nevada $48.67 $101,240 # 10
Photonics Engineer Salary in Idaho $47.10 $97,970 # 11
Photonics Engineer Salary in New Jersey $50.52 $105,080 # 12
Photonics Engineer Salary in Colorado $49.11 $102,150 # 13
Photonics Engineer Salary in Delaware $52.79 $109,800 # 14
Photonics Engineer Salary in Minnesota $47.32 $98,420 # 15
Photonics Engineer Salary in North Carolina $44.90 $93,380 # 16
Photonics Engineer Salary in Connecticut $47.40 $98,590 # 17
Photonics Engineer Salary in Oregon $43.95 $91,420 # 18
Photonics Engineer Salary in Maine $43.88 $91,270 # 19
Photonics Engineer Salary in Rhode Island $45.78 $95,230 # 20
Photonics Engineer Salary in Florida $46.72 $97,170 # 21
Photonics Engineer Salary in New York $45.40 $94,440 # 22
Photonics Engineer Salary in South Carolina $43.88 $91,270 # 23
Photonics Engineer Salary in Washington $43.87 $91,250 # 24
Photonics Engineer Salary in Mississippi $46.40 $96,520 # 25
Photonics Engineer Salary in Hawaii $45.77 $95,200 # 26
Photonics Engineer Salary in Georgia $43.88 $91,260 # 27
Photonics Engineer Salary in Michigan $43.43 $90,340 # 28
Photonics Engineer Salary in Pennsylvania $41.91 $87,180 # 29
Photonics Engineer Salary in Illinois $41.43 $86,180 # 30
Photonics Engineer Salary in New Hampshire $41.43 $86,180 # 31
Photonics Engineer Salary in Louisiana $37.89 $78,800 # 32
Photonics Engineer Salary in Vermont $42.46 $88,310 # 33
Photonics Engineer Salary in Oklahoma $43.76 $91,020 # 34
Photonics Engineer Salary in Ohio $40.65 $84,560 # 35
Photonics Engineer Salary in Utah $44.14 $91,810 # 36
Photonics Engineer Salary in Wyoming $40.23 $83,670 # 37
Photonics Engineer Salary in Arizona $40.53 $84,300 # 38
Photonics Engineer Salary in Wisconsin $38.27 $79,590 # 39
Photonics Engineer Salary in West Virginia $38.66 $80,410 # 40
Photonics Engineer Salary in Kentucky $37.81 $78,650 # 41
Photonics Engineer Salary in Montana $36.70 $76,340 # 42
Photonics Engineer Salary in Missouri $35.49 $73,830 # 43
Photonics Engineer Salary in Indiana $37.35 $77,700 # 44
Photonics Engineer Salary in Nebraska $36.37 $75,640 # 45
Photonics Engineer Salary in Tennessee $34.77 $72,330 # 46
Photonics Engineer Salary in Kansas $34.24 $71,220 # 47
Photonics Engineer Salary in Iowa $34.32 $71,380 # 48
Photonics Engineer Salary in Arkansas $29.03 $60,390 # 49
Source: U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics

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