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. After five to 10 years, starting salaries jump from $28K to $31K. Pay amounts to $35K after 10 to 20 years. Once they've gotten two decades of experience under their belts, Certified Opticians encounter slower salary growth; at this point, they earn $38K annually. 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.