Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Certified Opticians do not generally earn higher salaries from more experience in the field—in most many but not all cases, experience is not a driving force behind pay increase. New salaries start at $28K and reach $31K in five to 10 years. Between 10 and 20 years, pay reaches $35K. After 20 years in the field, Certified Opticians see their salaries growing more slowly, eventually averaging out to $38K. Certified Opticians with one to 10 years of experience are most common in the field, followed by those with 10 to 20 years and more than 20 years. Workers who have been working for more than 20 years are hardest to find.