Photonics Engineers

6.2/10 job score
risk level
by 2030
or $49.70 hourly
as of 2020

What is the risk of automation?

We calculate this occupation to have an automation risk score of 2% (Totally Safe)

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How quickly is this occupation growing?

The number of 'Photonics Engineers' job openings is expected to rise 2.7% by 2030
'Photonics Engineers' is expected to be a slow growing occupation in comparison to other occupations.
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the period between 2020 and 2030.
Updated projections are due Sep 2022.

What are the median wages for 'Photonics Engineers' in the United States?

In 2020 the median annual wage for 'Photonics Engineers' was $103,380, or $49.70 hourly
'Photonics Engineers' are paid 146.4% higher than the national median wage, which stands at $41,950
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics

How many people are employed in this occupation?

As of 2020 there were 152,380 people employed as Photonics Engineers.
This represents around 0.11% of the employed workforce across the United States.

Job description

Design technologies specializing in light information or light energy, such as laser or fiber optics technology.

SOC Code: 17-2199.07

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