Dispensing Optician Trainee Salary

The average pay for a Dispensing Optician Trainee is $12.36 per hour.

$8.93 - $15.51
(Median)
$8
$12
$16
MEDIAN: $12.00
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Hourly Rate
$8.93 - $15.51  
   
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Bonus
$0.00 - $1,965  
   
Total Pay (?
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$18,637 - $46,562  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 16
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Job Description for Dispensing Optician Trainee

Dispensing optician trainees generally work under a licensed optician who has significant experience in the field. An optometrist or ophthalmologist may also be present on site, so the optician trainee may be tasked with setting up appointments for eye exams. Usually, these trainees have already completed a plan of study as an optician and prior licensing may also be required.

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Dispensing Optician Trainee Tasks

  • Adjust frame and lens position to fit patient.
  • 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.
  • Under direction of Optician or physician, design, measure, fit, and adapt lenses for patient according to written optical prescription.

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 3 votes.

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
29%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
12%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 38% dental benefits Dental: 23%
vision benefits Vision: 62% employee benefits None: 23%
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