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2019 Optics and Photonics Global Salary Report

Wage Growth

Wages grew in euro (10%) and British pounds (5%), while median salaries paid in U.S. dollars and Japanese yen declined, and pay in Chinese yuan was flat.4 Over the longer term, median salaries have increased in four out of five these currency groups, but are flat in Japan. Pay in Chinese yuan has increased the most, rising 67% since 2011.
Change in Media Salaries 2011-2018, Main Currency Groups
Growth in Media Salaries 2011-2018, Main Currency Groups

I feel very lucky to have found a well-paid vocation, almost by accident, which I enjoy and could do literally till I die or want to retire.