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Engineer Optical Salary
in Chicago, Illinois

$113,250 (USD)

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Last updated: May 19, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for an Engineer Optical is $113,250 a year and $54 an hour in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The average salary range for an Engineer Optical is between $79,380 and $140,558. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in Chicago, Illinois.

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Job Summary

  • Develops and designs optical systems with specific characteristics to fit within specified physical limits of precision optical instruments, such as still- and motion-picture cameras, lens systems, telescopes, and viewing and display devices.
  • Positions covered by this definition are characterized by the inclusion of work that requires an understanding of both theories and principles.
  • Excludes paraprofessional positions.
Engineer Optical Job Prevalence in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job family: Engineers, All Other

Job family population: 131,500

Estimated population of Engineer Optical jobs: 7,626

Rate of error: 1.4%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
5 Year Change:
16 %


Education data not available for this job


Engineer Optical Job Listings for Chicago, Illinois

RF Systems Engineer - 2 Positions - Chicago, IL and Philidelphia, PA
May 14
Chicago, IL, USA
RF SYSTEMS ENGINEER **There are 2 positions - One in Chicago, IL and one in Philadelphia, PA** JOB ... Experience with optical networking systems a plus. * Willing to travel up to 25%. PAY RATE
Field Engineer - Chicago, IL and Philadelphia, PA
May 14
Chicago, IL, USA
FIELD ENGINEER **2 POSITIONS - ONE IS IN CHICAGO, IL AND THE OTHER IS IN PHILADELPHIA, PA** JOB ... Optical Time Domain Reflectometer (OTDR) * Must be experienced in all aspects of line and antenna ...
Software Engineer
May 15
Des Plaines, IL, USA
BEPC, Inc.
... fiber optic, and interface protocols such as Modbus TCP/IP, Ethernet/IP and Object Linking ... Customizing Programmable Logic System programs. * Customizing Operator Interface Applications in ...
Senior Quality Engineer
Apr 3
Elgin, IL, USA
Newhaven Display International
... and optical integrity. This may also include performing and evaluating First Article Inspection ... Requirements · Bachelor's Degree in Engineering (Electrical, Mechanical, or Physics) · Minimum 3 ...
Assembly Supervisor - 1st Shift
May 15
Vernon Hills, IL, USA
Sterling Engineering, Inc
The Assembly Supervisor will be responsible for: * Assist the Production Manager of the Optics ... At Sterling Engineering, we value our employees and we know they are the reason our company has had ...
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