Dispensing Optician Salary (United States)

A Dispensing Optician earns an average wage of $14.44 per hour. A skill in Sales is associated with high pay for this job. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job.
Dispensing Optician Total Pay (?
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$22,631 - $61,823
(Median)
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62K
MEDIAN: $36,640
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Dispensing Optician Total Pay (?
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$9.88 - $20.32
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MEDIAN: $14.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$22,631 - $61,823  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,868  
Profit Sharing
$950 - $3,900  
Commission
$-0.49 - $10,277  
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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$20,924 - $49,511  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 222
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$9.88 - $20.32  
   
Overtime
$13.01 - $30.37  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,868  
   
Commission
$-0.49 - $10,277  
Profit Sharing
$950 - $3,900  
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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$20,924 - $49,511  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 222
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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 5%
National Average
$31,000
Mid-Career
up arrow 6%
Entry-Level
up arrow 17%

Skills That Affect Dispensing Optician Salaries

up arrow 17%
National Average
$31,000
Customer Service
up arrow 4%

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 28 votes.

Gender

Female
76%
female alumni
 
Male
24%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
23%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
28%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 50% dental benefits Dental: 28%
vision benefits Vision: 46% employee benefits None: 30%
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