|Annual Salary||Monthly Pay||Weekly Pay||Hourly Wage|
As of Jan 8, 2021, the average annual pay for an Optical Network Engineer in the United States is $109,549 a year.
Just in case you need a simple salary calculator, that works out to be approximately $52.67 an hour. This is the equivalent of $2,107/week or $9,129/month.
While ZipRecruiter is seeing annual salaries as high as $157,000 and as low as $25,000, the majority of Optical Network Engineer salaries currently range between $83,500 (25th percentile) to $144,500 (75th percentile) with top earners (90th percentile) making $152,500 annually across the United States. The average pay range for an Optical Network Engineer varies greatly (by as much as $61,000), which suggests there may be many opportunities for advancement and increased pay based on skill level, location and years of experience.
Based on recent job postings on ZipRecruiter, the Optical Network Engineer job market in both Chicago, IL and the surrounding area is very active. An Optical Network Engineer in your area makes on average $112,144 per year, or $2,595 (2%) more than the national average annual salary of $109,549. ranks number 1 out of 50 states nationwide for Optical Network Engineer salaries.
To estimate the most accurate annual salary range for Optical Network Engineer jobs, ZipRecruiter continuously scans its database of millions of active jobs published locally throughout America.
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We’ve identified 10 cities where the typical salary for an Optical Network Engineer job is above the national average. Topping the list is San Mateo, CA, with Berkeley, CA and Daly City, CA close behind in the second and third positions. Daly City, CA beats the national average by $20,566 (18.8%), and San Mateo, CA furthers that trend with another $25,510 (23.3%) above the $109,549 average.
Importantly, San Mateo, CA has a moderately active Optical Network Engineer job market with only a few companies currently hiring for this type of role.
With these 10 cities having average salaries higher than the national average, the opportunities for economic advancement by changing locations as an Optical Network Engineer appears to be exceedingly fruitful.
Finally, another factor to consider is the average salary for these top ten cities varies very little at 11% between San Mateo, CA and Knik-Fairview, AK, reinforcing the limited potential for much wage advancement. The possibility of a lower cost of living may be the best factor to use when considering location and salary for an Optical Network Engineer role.
|City||Annual Salary||Monthly Pay||Weekly Pay||Hourly Wage|
|San Mateo, CA||$135,059||$11,255||$2,597||$64.93|
|Daly City, CA||$130,116||$10,843||$2,502||$62.56|
|San Francisco, CA||$121,982||$10,165||$2,346||$58.65|
We found at least five jobs related to the Optical Network Engineer job category that pay more per year than a typical Optical Network Engineer salary. Top examples of these roles include: Senior Network Manager, Senior Optical Engineer, and Network Design Engineer.
Importantly, all of these jobs are paid between $10,249 (9.4%) and $23,810 (21.7%) more than the average Optical Network Engineer salary of $109,549. If you’re qualified, getting hired for one of these related Optical Network Engineer jobs may help you make more money than that of the average Optical Network Engineer position.
|Job Title||Annual Salary||Monthly Pay||Weekly Pay||Hourly Wage|
|Senior Network Manager||$133,359||$11,113||$2,565||$64.11|
|Senior Optical Engineer||$128,343||$10,695||$2,468||$61.70|
|Network Design Engineer||$122,068||$10,172||$2,347||$58.69|
|Lead Network Engineer||$121,052||$10,088||$2,328||$58.20|
|Optical Systems Engineer||$119,798||$9,983||$2,304||$57.60|
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