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Photo Optics Technician (Scientific) Salary
in Chicago, Illinois

$63,700 (USD)

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Last updated: May 19, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Photo Optics Technician (Scientific) is $63,700 a year and $31 an hour in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The average salary range for a Photo Optics Technician (Scientific) is between $46,205 and $78,283. 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

  • Sets up and operates photo-optical instrumentation to record and photograph data for scientific and engineering projects: operates and calibrates photo-optical equipment according to formalized procedures, maintenance manuals, and schematic diagrams.
  • Operates test equipment and performs analysis of data for engineering and scientific personnel.
  • May install and calibrate optical and photographic data collection equipment in missiles, aircraft, weaponry, weather or communication satellites, underwater devices, or other installations.
  • May evaluate adequacy of data obtained to determine need for future changes in instrumentation.
  • May modify existing equipment and participate in planning and testing modified equipment and instrumentation procedures.
Photo Optics Technician (Scientific) Job Prevalence in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job family: Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians

Job family population: 128,320

Estimated population of Photo Optics Technician (Scientific) jobs: 8,832

Rate of error: 2.1%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
5 Year Change:
16 %


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Photo Optics Technician (Scientific) Job Listings for Chicago, Illinois

Diagnostics Technician
Feb 27
Lemont, United States
Argonne National Laboratory
... optical devices, instruments, systems, or processes. Work may also include electronic fabrication ... collaborative scientific discovery and innovation. In support of this commitment, Argonne ...
Electronics/Electrical Installation Technicians
Mar 8
Melrose Park, IL, USA
Lincoln Technical Institute
Telecom/ Fiber Optics * Computer Application/ Networks * Rack Systems * Residential and Commercial ... Sciences, Automotive Technology, Skilled Trades, Business & IT, Cosmetology and Culinary. These ...
Scoping Specialist
May 2
Chicago, IL, USA
Fusion Solutions
Experience with RFDS, Site Surveys, Construction Drawings and Photo's. Knowledge of the AT&T ... Bachelor degree in Engineering, Computer Science, or equivalent job experience will be considered.
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