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or $29.78 hourly
What is the risk of automation?
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Social Perceptiveness (44)
Assisting and Caring for Others (27)
Cramped Work Space, Awkward Positions (27)
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How quickly is this occupation growing?
The number of 'Photonics Technicians' job openings is expected to rise 2.1% by 2031
'Photonics Technicians' 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 Technicians' in the United States?
In 2021 the median annual wage for 'Photonics Technicians' was $61,950, or $29.78 hourly
'Photonics Technicians' are paid 35.4% 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 technicians?
As of 2021 there were 73,600 people employed as Photonics Technicians within the United States.
This represents around 0.05% of the employed workforce across the country.
Put another way, around 1 in 1 thousand people are employed as Photonics Technicians.
Build, install, test, or maintain optical or fiber optic equipment, such as lasers, lenses, or mirrors, using spectrometers, interferometers, or related equipment.
SOC Code: 17-3029.08
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