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Salary Report

2019 Optics and Photonics Global Salary Report

Other Factors

Other factors that influence salary include job level and job role. Top organizational leaders enjoy the highest salaries, while teaching assistants and basic researchers anchor the bottom of the range.
Median Salary by Job Level
Median Salary by Job Level, Selected Countries
Median Salary by Job Role

My career in optics is nearly over, and I can’t say enough about the journey and how much fun I have had along the way.