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Salary Report

2017 Optics and Photonics Global Salary Report


North America and Oceania stand out as the regions with the highest salaries, with median earnings well above other areas.6 North American median incomes are 86% greater than higher-income Asian countries and more than double higher-income European countries. A large portion of regional income gaps is explained by the level of economic development of countries within each area.7
Median Salary by Region