The average wage for an Optical Assistant is AU$20.19 per hour. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field. Experience does not have a big impact on this job’s rate.

AU$32,966 - AU$51,064
(Median)
AU$33K
AU$37K
AU$51K
MEDIAN: AU$36,701
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90%

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AU$17.70 - AU$23.96
(Median)
AU$18
AU$20
AU$24
MEDIAN: AU$20
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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AU$0AU$18KAU$36KAU$54K
Salary
AU$32,966 - AU$51,064  
   
Bonus
AU$600  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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AU$35,524 - AU$49,914  
Country: Australia | Currency: AUD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 16
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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AU$0AU$10AU$20AU$30
Hourly Rate
AU$17.70 - AU$23.96  
   
Overtime
AU$23.63  
National Annualized Data (?
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AU$0AU$20KAU$40KAU$60K
Bonus
AU$600  
   
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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AU$35,524 - AU$49,914  
Country: United States | Currency: AUD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 76
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Experience Affects Optical Assistant Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 7%

Mid-Career
up arrow 3%

National Average
AU$42,000


Skills That Affect Optical Assistant Salaries

Customer Service
0%

National Average
AU$42,000

Sales
up arrow 5%

Gender

Female
93 %
Male
7 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
60%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
1%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical:
dental benefits
Dental:
medical benefits
Vision: 55%
dental benefits
None: 45%
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