Earning $46.75 per hour on average, Optometrists receive the most money, followed by Optical Laboratory Managers ($16.55), Opticians ($15.83), and Retail Sales Supervisors (around $15.50). Near the bottom at Visionworks are Retail Sales Associates, pulling in an average of just approximately $10.00.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (about $23.86 per hour) can be spotted in Levittown, N.Y.; Milwaukee, Wisc. (approximately $17.55), Pittsburgh, Pa. ($16.09), and the company's headquarter city of San Antonio, Texas (around $13.65) are the next top-paying cities. Portland, Ore. ranks low on the pay scale — at $11.25, it is one of the lowest-paid cities. Within the firm, employees working in Georgia take home the most — $20.23 per hour on average.
Years of Experience
Survey participants who have worked at Visionworks for between five and 10 years earn about $14.38 per hour on average. Overall, the greater share of Visionworks folks have one to four years of experience and earn an average approximately $11.50 per hour.
Certifications and Degrees
Those lacking certification bring in much lower salaries than Licensed Opticians, who make $21.49 per hour. At Visionworks, employees who hold a Doctor of Optometry (OD) receive the highest pay at about $46.75.
In this role, the best-paying skill appears to be Sales Management; individuals who claim it among their capabilities enjoy a higher median salary of $18.09 per hour. Customer Service is a popular skill among Visionworks workers, with close to one-half of those surveyed reporting using it on the job. Key skills also include Sales, Optometry, and Insurance.
Benefits and Perks
44 percent receive paid vacation, and only one in three employees get sick leave. Almost all workers participate in a 401(k) program. Health insurance comes as part of the deal for a solid majority of employees, and the larger part of employees report receiving dental coverage as well. Visionworks folks also make good use of life insurance, tuition reimbursement, malpractice / liability insurance, and flexible hours.