Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Certified Opticians with Sales Management skills — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. Survey participants with less than five years' experience report a median income of $31K, and earnings aren't much higher for respondents who have five to 10 years under their belts; respondents in the latter group report a median of just $32K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $37K. Veterans who have worked for more than two decades do tend to make the most in the end; the median pay for this group is $40K.