Photonics Engineers

6.1/10 job score
AUTOMATION RISK
24%
risk level
POLLING
GROWTH
0%
by 2031
WAGES
$100,640
or $48.38 hourly
VOLUME
151,940
as of 2021

What is the risk of automation?

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How quickly is this occupation growing?

The number of 'Photonics Engineers' job openings is expected to remain the same by 2031
'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 2021 and 2031.
Updated projections are due Sep 2023.

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

In 2021 the median annual wage for 'Photonics Engineers' was $100,640, or $48.38 hourly
'Photonics Engineers' are paid 119.9% higher than the national median wage, which stands at $45,760
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics

How many people are employed as photonics engineers?

As of 2021 there were 151,940 people employed as Photonics Engineers within the United States.
This represents around 0.11% of the employed workforce across the country.
Put another way, around 1 in 927 people are employed as Photonics Engineers.

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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