The average wage for a Dispensing Optician is $13.95 per hour.
Dispensing Optician Total Pay (?
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$22,722 - $63,509
(Median)
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64K
MEDIAN: $36,346
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Dispensing Optician Total Pay (?
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$9.72 - $20.10
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MEDIAN: $13.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$22,722 - $63,509  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,200  
Profit Sharing
$500 - $3,000  
Commission
$0.00 - $9,436  
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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$20,611 - $48,482  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 17 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 274
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$9.72 - $20.10  
   
Overtime
$14.53 - $31.06  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,200  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $9,436  
Profit Sharing
$500 - $3,000  
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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$20,611 - $48,482  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 17 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 274
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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 7%
National Average
$31,000
Mid-Career
up arrow 6%
Entry-Level
up arrow 14%

Skills That Affect Dispensing Optician Salaries

up arrow 8%
National Average
$31,000
Customer Service
up arrow 10%
Job Satisfaction
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Gender
Female
79%
female alumni
 
Male
21%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
26%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 49% dental benefits Dental: 25%
vision benefits Vision: 45% employee benefits None: 32%
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