An Optical Assistant earns an average wage of £7.08 per hour. Pay for this job does not change much by experience, with the most experienced earning only a bit more than the least. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field.

£11,752 - £17,380
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£15K
£17K
MEDIAN: £14,861
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£6.25 - £8.24
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MEDIAN: £7.08
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National Salary Data (?
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£0£6K£12K£18K
Salary
£11,752 - £17,380  
   
Bonus
£99.67 - £2,013  
Profit Sharing
£650  
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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£12,376 - £17,355  
Country: United Kingdom | Currency: GBP | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 123
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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£0£3£6£9
Hourly Rate
£6.25 - £8.24  
   
Overtime
£7.25  
National Annualized Data (?
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£0£6K£12K£18K
Bonus
£99.67 - £2,013  
   
Profit Sharing
£650  
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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£12,376 - £17,355  
Country: United States | Currency: GBP | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 125

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Pay by Experience Level for Optical Assistant

Pay by Experience for an Optical Assistant has a neutral trend. An entry-level Optical Assistant with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $15,000 based on 154 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Optical Assistant with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $15,000 based on 76 salaries. An experienced Optical Assistant which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $16,000 based on 43 salaries. An Optical Assistant with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $15,000 based on 5 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: £14,894

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Key Stats for Optical Assistant

Gender

Female
84 %
Male
16 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 2 votes.
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
2%
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Experience Affects Optical Assistant Salaries

▲5%

▲4%

Late-Career
▲1%

National Average
₤15,000

▼3%

Skills That Affect Optical Assistant Salaries

Customer Service
▼0%

Sales
▼0%

National Average
₤15,000

Administration
▼2%

Office Administration
▼3%

Optometry
▼4%

dispensing
▼7%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 2 votes.

Gender

Female
84 %
Male
16 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
2%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 8%
dental benefits
Dental: 7%
vision benefits
Vision: 52%
no benefits
None: 46%