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We've calculated that the average salary at Coherent is $71K based on 157 user-submitted salaries A total of 16 Coherent employees gave Coherent an average happiness rating of 4.0 out of 5.0.

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Coherent is a leading supplier of lasers and laser solutions based in the United States, but offers a diverse amount of laser sources, tools, and accessories around the world. It offers products for a large range of markets and applications. Coherent was founded in 1966 by Eugene Watson and in 1970 it was switched to public ownership. Today, Coherent designs, produces, and markets laser systems and parts, laser measurement and control items, laser accessories, and optics. Coherent is in the microelectronics industry and earns more than $800 million in annual revenue.

Coherent’s headquarters are in Santa Clara, California and there are various other locations throughout the U.S., as well as in Europe and Asia. The main products of Coherent are various types of lasers, laser cutting tools, laser machining tools, and laser process tools.

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Coherent is a fairly large employer who employs around 2,300 people throughout the United States. Coherent benefits programs are a major part of the total compensation package and are intended to meet the challenges of an increasing global company. The benefits include a 401K program with employer matching, health coverage, life and accident insurance, employee stock purchase plan, educational assistance, profit sharing, and flex spending accounts.

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