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Optical Designer Salary
in Chicago, Illinois

$114,849 (USD)

Average Salary

$55/hr

Average Hourly

$4,020

Average Bonus

Last updated: May 24, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for an Optical Designer is $114,849 a year and $55 an hour in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The average salary range for an Optical Designer is between $80,501 and $142,542. On average, a Bachelor's Degree is the highest level of education for an Optical Designer. 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

Description:
  • 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.
Optical Designer Job Prevalence in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job family: Engineers, All Other

Job family population: 131,500

Estimated population of Optical Designer jobs: 7,626

Rate of error: 1.4%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
$133,141
5 Year Change:
16 %

Education

Skills

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About Chicago, Illinois

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Description: Chicago ( (listen), locally also ), officially the City of Chicago, is the most populous city in Illinois, as well as the third most populous city in the United States. With an estimated population of 2,716,450 (2017), it is the most populous city in the Midwest. Chicago is the principal city of the Chicago metropolitan area, often referred to as Chicagoland, and the county seat of Cook County, the second most populous county in the United States. The metropolitan area, at nearly 10 million people, is the third-largest in the United States. Located on the shores of freshwater Lake Michigan, Chicago was incorporated...

Optical Designer Job Listings for Chicago, Illinois

Territory Sales Consultant
Apr 26
Chicago, IL, USA
Eyewear Designs
Previous experience in outside optical sales required * Strong relationship and rapport builder ... Deadline and detail-oriented Company Description Eyewear Designs Ltd., founded in 1972, is a ...
DAS (Distributed Antenna System) Technician
May 17
Chicago, IL, USA
Fourier Network Solutions
Place, cut, prepare, terminate and secure copper coaxial and optical fiber to respective connectors, affix splitters based on designs. * Terminate, test, and troubleshoot cables and antennas.
Part Time Retail Merchandiser
May 6
Addison, IL, USA
FGX International
Essilor is the world leader in ophthalmic optics with products distributed in more than 100 countries. The Group designs, manufactures and markets an extensive range of vision care solutions that ...
Part Time Retail Merchandiser
May 2
Bellwood, IL, USA
FGX International
Essilor is the world leader in ophthalmic optics with products distributed in more than 100 countries. The Group designs, manufactures and markets an extensive range of vision care solutions that ...
Supplier Quality Engineer
Apr 8
Chicago, Illinois, USA
Grayhill
Grayhill, Inc. designs and manufacturers intuitive human interface solutions that make life simpler, safer and more efficient. Standard products include optical encoders, rotary switches, keypads ...
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