The highest average salaries go to Optometrists, who bring in close to $46.75, though Opticians are not far behind at approximately $16.00 along with Optical Laboratory Managers (about $14.11) and Optometric Technicians ($10.14). Visionworks hands out some of the smallest paychecks to Retail Sales Associates ($9.14).
Years of Experience
Those who have five to nine years of work experience see an average pay of around $14.69. When we consider tenure, a substantial portion of employees (37 percent) have been working for one to four years and make about $11.45 per hour.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($14.00 per hour) can be spotted in Merrillville; the company's headquarter city of San Antonio ($14.00), Memphis ($13.50), and Pittsburgh (around $12.91) are the next top-paying cities. Within the company, workers earn the highest pay (an average of approximately $20.23 per hour) in Georgia.
Certifications and Degrees
Licensed Opticians are compensated at a much higher rate than non-authorized workers, bringing in close to $21.08. Earning an American Board Of Opticianry Certified Optician certification garners significant financial rewards of about $20.47 per hour. Visionworks workers who hold a Doctor of Optometry (OD) are also well compensated, earning approximately $46.75 on average.
The highest-paying skill in this position seems to be Customer Relationship Management; individuals who report it as part of the repertoire have a median income of $16.53. A relatively widespread skill at Visionworks is Customer Service; more than two-fifths of employees use it for work. Many workers are also familiar with Sales, Optometry, and Insurance.
Benefits and Perks
Half of workers receive paid vacation, and only 44 percent get sick leave. A solid majority of workers participate in a 401(k) program. A fair portion of workers report having health insurance, and most workers report having dental coverage. Advantages of working here also include life insurance, flexible hours, tuition reimbursement, and malpractice / liability insurance.