The average rate for a Licensed Dispensing Optician is $18.08 per hour.Pay goes up steadily as a this job becomes more experienced.
Licensed Dispensing Optician Total Pay (?
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$29,151 - $59,436
(Median)
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59K
MEDIAN: $40,301
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Licensed Dispensing Optician Total Pay (?
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$12.61 - $24.46
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $18.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$29,151 - $59,436  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,945  
Profit Sharing
$207.29 - $3,963  
Commission
$0.00 - $7,692  
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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$27,463 - $54,074  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 773
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$12.61 - $24.46  
   
Overtime
$15.12 - $35.82  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,945  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $7,692  
Profit Sharing
$207.29 - $3,963  
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).
)
$27,463 - $54,074  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 773
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Job Description for Licensed 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.
Read more about: Opticians, Dispensing
Pay by Experience Level for Licensed Dispensing Optician
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
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Experience Affects Licensed Dispensing Optician Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 14%
Experienced
up arrow 4%
National Average
$40,000
Mid-Career
up arrow 7%
Entry-Level
up arrow 16%

Skills That Affect Licensed Dispensing Optician Salaries

Sales Management
up arrow 7%
Sales
up arrow 1%
National Average
$40,000
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Gender
Female
71%
female alumni
 
Male
29%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
15%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
34%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 60% dental benefits Dental: 36%
vision benefits Vision: 38% employee benefits None: 29%
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