An Optician in Calgary, Alberta earns an average wage of C$19.49 per hour. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career. For the first five to ten years in this position, pay increases steeply, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay.

C$37,500 - C$54,649
C$50K
MEDIAN: C$50,000
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C$15.78 - C$30.41
C$16
C$19
C$30
MEDIAN: C$19.49
10%
50%
90%

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Local Salary Data (?
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C$0C$21KC$42KC$63K
Salary
C$50,000  
   
Bonus
C$1,250  
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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C$33,280 - C$61,316  
Country: Canada | Currency: CAD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 9
Local Hourly Rate Data (?
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C$0C$11C$22C$33
Hourly Rate
C$15.78 - C$30.41  
   
Hourly Tips
C$2.80  
Local Annualized Data (?
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C$0C$22KC$44KC$66K
Bonus
C$1,250  
   
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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C$33,280 - C$61,316  
Country: United States | Currency: CAD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 10

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Key Stats for Optician

1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
37%
10-19 years
26%
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Experience Affects Optician Salaries

Mid-Career
▲22%

Experienced
▲16%

National Average
C$43,000

Entry-Level
▼13%

Years of Experience

1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
37%
10-19 years
26%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 73%
dental benefits
Dental: 64%
vision benefits
Vision: 82%
no benefits
None: 18%