Earning approximately $46.75 per hour on average, Optometrists receive the most money, followed by Optical Laboratory Managers (around $16.55), Opticians (about $16.00), and Sales Associate, Eyewears ($10.50). On the lower end are Retail Sales Associates at $10.00 on average.
Years of Experience
Survey participants who have worked at Visionworks for between five and 10 years earn $14.38 per hour on average. Broken down by tenure, the largest share of Visionworks employees (37 percent) have one to four years of experience and earn about $11.37 per hour on average.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($17.55 per hour) can be spotted in Milwaukee, Wisc.; Merrillville, Ind. ($14.00), the company's headquarter city of San Antonio, Texas ($13.51), and Memphis, Tenn. (around $13.50) are the next top-paying cities. At approximately $11.25, Portland, Ore. is home to some of the lowest pay in the country. By state, Visionworks pays its Georgia employees the most; the pay rate there is about $20.23 per hour.
Certifications and Degrees
Licensed Opticians have significantly higher pay than non-accredited workers at around $21.03 per hour. Employees who have a Doctor of Optometry (OD) make the most here, hauling in $46.75 per hour.
When it comes to skills, employees who report Sales Management among their abilities seem to make the most, reporting a median income of $19.18 per hour. Customer Service is considered a run-of-the-mill skill; one-half of Visionworks' people use it regularly. Sales, Optometry, and Insurance round out the set of key employee skills.
Benefits and Perks
42 percent have paid vacation, and only about a third of respondents can take paid time off for illness. A 401(k) program is available, and a large number of employees use it to save for retirement. A fair number of workers have health insurance, and benefits for a fair number of employees also include dental insurance. A few more workplace perks are life insurance, flexible hours, tuition reimbursement, and malpractice / liability insurance.