SPIE Career Center
Salary Report
Menu

2017 Optics and Photonics Global Salary Report

Employer Type

Median salaries are greatest in civilian government, followed by for-profit companies. Universities, colleges, and other educational institutions pay the least.8
Median Salary by Employer Type
Median Salary by Employer Type
For-profit pay is higher than academic pay in most countries at most career stages, but the gap narrows with higher levels of experience. Earnings in North America are highest in both academia and for-profits, across regions and career stages.
Median Salary by Organisation Type and Selectd Countries
Median Salary by Organisation Type and Region