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Working As An Optical Engineer

  • $82,000

    Average Salary

What Does An Optical Engineer Do

An Optical Engineer designs optical devices to be used in eyewear, telescopes, cameras, and lasers. They ensure that optical and electronic components meet all given specifications.

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Optical Engineer Demographics

Gender

  • Male

    71.8%
  • Female

    14.7%
  • Unknown

    13.5%

Ethnicity

  • White

    63.8%
  • Asian

    25.9%
  • Hispanic or Latino

    8.5%
  • Unknown

    1.3%
  • Black or African American

    0.6%
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Languages Spoken

  • Japanese

    20.0%
  • Spanish

    20.0%
  • Korean

    13.3%
  • Portuguese

    6.7%
  • Chinese

    6.7%
  • German

    6.7%
  • French

    6.7%
  • Carrier

    6.7%
  • Mandarin

    6.7%
  • Thai

    6.7%
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Real Optical Engineer Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Optical Engineer Facebook, Inc. Menlo Park, CA Jan 20, 2014 $155,000
Optical Engineer Facebook, Inc. Menlo Park, CA Sep 14, 2015 $150,000
Principal Optics Engineer Pelican Imaging Corporation Santa Clara, CA Oct 01, 2015 $147,070
Optical Engineer Facebook, Inc. Menlo Park, CA Sep 08, 2014 $145,000
Staff Optical Engineer JDS Uniphase Corporation Milpitas, CA Apr 20, 2014 $144,800
Optical Engineer KLA-Tencor Corporation Milpitas, CA Nov 06, 2014 $138,720
Optical Engineer KLA-Tencor Corporation Milpitas, CA Sep 21, 2013 $136,000
Optical Engineer Microsoft Corporation Redmond, WA Feb 18, 2016 $132,714
Optical Engineer Google Inc. Mountain View, CA Sep 09, 2016 $131,362
Optical Engineer Google Inc. Mountain View, CA Aug 17, 2016 $131,362
Sensing Hardware Optical Engineer Apple Inc. Cupertino, CA Nov 23, 2015 $130,000 -
$150,000
Display Metrology Optical Engineer Apple Inc. Cupertino, CA Jun 24, 2015 $130,000 -
$150,000
Optical Engineer KLA-Tencor Corporation Milpitas, CA Nov 15, 2013 $108,435
Optical Engineer Source Photonics Hillsborough, CA Jul 09, 2016 $107,000 -
$124,560
Optical Engineer KLA-Tencor Corporation Milpitas, CA Aug 19, 2015 $107,000
Optical Engineer KLA-Tencor Corporation Milpitas, CA Sep 11, 2013 $106,575
Optical Engineer Switch Bulb Company, Inc. San Jose, CA Jan 06, 2014 $105,000
Optical Engineer Cree, Inc. Racine, WI Sep 27, 2016 $105,000
Optical Engineer Omnivision Technologies, Inc. Santa Clara, CA Sep 01, 2014 $105,000
Optical Engineer Filament Lighting Sunnyvale, CA Aug 24, 2016 $85,254
Optical Engineer Juno Manufacturing, Inc. Des Plaines, IL Apr 25, 2014 $85,000
Optical Engineer Polysense Technologies Santa Clara, CA Aug 15, 2014 $85,000
Optical Engineer Hermes Microvision, Inc. San Jose, CA Sep 01, 2015 $85,000
Electron Optics Engineer Hermes Microvision, Inc. San Jose, CA Sep 01, 2015 $85,000
Optical Engineer Coadna Photonics Inc. Sunnyvale, CA Aug 16, 2016 $85,000
Optical Engineer Digilens, Inc. Sunnyvale, CA Aug 09, 2016 $84,968
Optical Engineer Calmar Optcom, Inc. Palo Alto, CA Sep 16, 2016 $83,678

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Top Skills for An Optical Engineer

LaserDiodeOpticalFiberOpticalSystemDesignZemaxLensDesignOpticalComponentsIRWDMROpticsLabLaboratorySonetMTFRadiometricLabviewTechnicalSupportNewProductDevelopmentOpticalAlignmentUVTestEquipment

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Top Optical Engineer Skills

  1. Laser Diode
  2. Optical Fiber
  3. Optical System Design
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Designed and tested different methods for laser diode coupling to optical fiber.
  • Fabricated optical fiber Bragg grating (FBG) array and developed a distribute temperature sensor system based on FBG array.
  • Founded lens design consulting company to provide Zemax optical system design and analysis.
  • Implemented complete design in ZEMAX to predict system performance.
  • Modified existing lens designs to achieve customer needs.

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