Licensed Dispensing Optician Salary

A Licensed Dispensing Optician earns an average wage of $19.79 per hour.

$30,163 - $62,855
$30K
$47K
$63K
MEDIAN: $46,608
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50%
90%

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$14.61 - $26.87
$15
$20
$27
MEDIAN: $20.38
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$0$62K
Salary $30,163 - $62,855
Bonus $309.13 - $8,025
Profit Sharing $1,500
Commission $6.00 - $7,252
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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$31,182 - $59,666
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 37
Hourly Data $0$37
Hourly Rate $14.61 - $26.87
Hourly Tips $2.80
Overtime $22.87 - $37.34
Annual Data $0$59K
Bonus $309.13 - $8,025
Commission $6.00 - $7,252
Profit Sharing $1,500
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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$31,182 - $59,666
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 208

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Job Description for Licensed Dispensing Optician

The licensed dispensing optician fits contact lens and eyeglasses for patients. Their primary responsibility is dispensing eyeglasses and contact lenses, accurately following prescriptions written by ophthalmologists and optometrists. The licensed dispensing optician works with patients to select eyeglass frames or contact lenses, and then prepares the work order for the ophthalmic laboratory technician, ensuring information on the size, material, color, and style of glasses is correct. After glasses are received from lab, the licensed dispensing optician works with patient to make adjustments by reshaping or bending frame using hands or pliers, as well as educates patients about proper care and wearing.

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Licensed Dispensing Optician Tasks

  • Design, measure, fit, and adapt lenses for patient according to written optical prescription.
  • 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.

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Pay by Experience Level for Licensed Dispensing Optician

Pay by Experience for a Licensed Dispensing Optician has a positive trend. An entry-level Licensed Dispensing Optician with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $36,000 based on 35 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Licensed Dispensing Optician with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $41,000 based on 58 salaries. An experienced Licensed Dispensing Optician which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $44,000 based on 93 salaries. A Licensed Dispensing Optician with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $46,000 based on 84 salaries.

Licensed Dispensing Optician Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Licensed Dispensing Optician?

Licensed Dispensing Optician in Naples:
"Working as an Optician: The Good and The Bad."
Pros: I truly enjoy working with customers. When things work out, it gives me great satisfaction knowing I've helped them. I also enjoy my fellow employees, we make a good Team.
Cons: My job is very limiting - no promotions based on merit and, the raises are a joke (my big raise was 48 cents). For the amount of time I've been an Optician and my years of Retail experience as a Manager, I am NOT paid for all of the education and experience I have.The only person making any money is the Store Manager, who is quite nasty and very unpleasant to be around. This makes going into work each day very difficult.

Licensed Dispensing Optician in Lima:
"Low pay hard customer service."
Get good pay to start with and prepare for lots of customer service.

Licensed Dispensing Optician in Seattle:
"Psychology and Insurance Expert?"
Do realize that you are getting into a profession that requires excellent people skills. You need to become not only an Optician but a Psychiatrist and an expert in Insurance benefits. Become a great listener and motivator to other employees around you.

Licensed Dispensing Optician in Phoenix:
Pros: Good communication skills, knowledge of glasses.
Cons: Nothing.

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Key Stats for Licensed Dispensing Optician

Gender

Female
79 %
Male
21 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 38 votes.
1-4 years
11%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
39%
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Experience Affects Licensed Dispensing Optician Salaries

▲2%

National Average
$45,000

▼3%

▼9%

Entry-Level
▼18%

Skills That Affect Licensed Dispensing Optician Salaries


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National Average
$45,000

Customer Service
▼22%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 38 votes.

Gender

Female
79 %
Male
21 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
11%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
39%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 69%
dental benefits
Dental: 54%
vision benefits
Vision: 59%
no benefits
None: 18%
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