Dispensing Optician Salary (United States)

A Dispensing Optician earns an average wage of $14.62 per hour. A skill in Sales is associated with high pay for this job.
Dispensing Optician Salary (?
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$22,064 - $60,000
(Median)
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47K
60K
MEDIAN: $36,454
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Dispensing Optician Salary (?
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$9.87 - $20.50
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MEDIAN: $14.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$22,064 - $60,000  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,939  
Commission
$0.00 - $10,471  
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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$20,747 - $49,568  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 29
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$9.87 - $20.50  
   
Overtime
$13.18 - $30.59  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,939  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $10,471  
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).
)
$20,747 - $49,568  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 172
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Job Description for Dispensing 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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Pay by Experience Level for Dispensing Optician

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

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Experience Affects Dispensing Optician Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 28%
Experienced
up arrow 4%
National Average
$31,000
Mid-Career
up arrow 5%
Entry-Level
up arrow 17%

Skills That Affect Dispensing Optician Salaries

Sales
up arrow 18%
Customer Service
up arrow 3%
National Average
$31,000

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 26 votes.

Gender

Female
73%
female alumni
 
Male
27%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
24%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
29%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 50% dental benefits Dental: 27%
vision benefits Vision: 47% employee benefits None: 30%
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