Certified Optician Salary (United States)

The average wage for a Certified Optician is $14.83 per hour.
Certified Optician Total Pay (?
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$26,343 - $49,431
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MEDIAN: $35,995
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Certified Optician Total Pay (?
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$10.85 - $19.88
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MEDIAN: $14.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$26,343 - $49,431  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,543  
Profit Sharing
$400.00 - $7,000  
Commission
$0.00 - $5,432  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$23,289 - $44,563  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 664
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$10.85 - $19.88  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.39 - $2.15  
Overtime
$12.53 - $28.48  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,543  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $5,432  
Profit Sharing
$400.00 - $7,000  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$23,289 - $44,563  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 664
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Job Description for Certified Optician
  • Prepare work order for optical laboratory containing instructions for grinding and mounting lenses in frames.
  • Measure patient for size of eyeglasses and coordinate frames and optical prescription.
  • Design, measure, fit, and adapt lenses for patient according to written optical prescription.
  • Adjust frame and lens position to fit patient.
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$32,000
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$32,000

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National Average
$32,000
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Gender
Female
82%
female alumni
 
Male
18%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
20%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
22%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 53% dental benefits Dental: 32%
vision benefits Vision: 42% employee benefits None: 29%
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