Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Certified Opticians with more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $28K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $31K on average — a distinctly larger sum. Certified Opticians with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $35K. Certified Opticians who surpass 20 years on the job report pay that isn't as high as one would expect; the median compensation for this crowd sits around $38K.