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Salary Report

2019 Optics and Photonics Global Salary Report


Most survey respondents work between 40 and 50 hours per week (74%), while onein-five spend 50 or more hours per week at their jobs (20%). Higher workloads align with higher salaries from lower through middle ranges, then drop off at 55-59 and 60+ hour levels.
Hours Worked per Week
Respondents from Japan spend the most time in their offices and labs, with 45% working 50 hours or more.
Heaviest Workload Countries: Percentage Working 50 Hours or More per Week
Median Salary by Hours Worked per Week

Part-time work with no salary pressure is a blessing.

Almost all the fresh graduate engineers in Malaysia are under paid, and almost need to work overtime everyday. And some companies do not pay overtime.