Licensed Dispensing Optician Salary (United States)

A Licensed Dispensing Optician earns an average wage of $18.10 per hour.
Licensed Dispensing Optician Salary (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
)
$29,289 - $60,321
(Median)
29K
40K
50K
60K
MEDIAN: $39,568
10%
50%
75%
90%
Add this chart to your site: 640px    300px
Licensed Dispensing Optician Salary (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
)
$12.97 - $24.54
(Median)
13
15
18
21
25
MEDIAN: $18.00
10%
25%
50%
75%
90%
Add this chart to your site: 640px    300px

National Salary Data

 (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
)
$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$29,289 - $60,321  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,973  
Profit Sharing
$204.26 - $3,978  
Commission
$0.00 - $7,550  
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).
)
$28,081 - $53,985  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 117
National Hourly Rate Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
)
$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$12.97 - $24.54  
   
Overtime
$5.00 - $36.38  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
)
$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,973  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $7,550  
Profit Sharing
$204.26 - $3,978  
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).
)
$28,081 - $53,985  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 458
Is Licensed Dispensing Optician your job title? Get a personalized salary report!
Location:
United States (change)
Years in Field/Career:

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.
Read More...
Licensed Dispensing Optician Tasks
  • 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.

Common Career Paths for Licensed Dispensing Optician

Add this chart to your site:   640px 640px    300px 300px   Copy and paste this HTML:

Licensed Dispensing Optician Job Listings

Search for more jobs:
job title / company
location

Pay by Experience Level for Licensed Dispensing Optician

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Related Job Salaries

Experience Affects Licensed Dispensing Optician Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 12%
Experienced
up arrow 3%
National Average
$39,000
Mid-Career
up arrow 7%
Entry-Level
up arrow 15%

Skills That Affect Licensed Dispensing Optician Salaries

Sales Management
up arrow 5%
Sales
up arrow 1%
National Average
$39,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied Image
Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5 based on 79 votes.

Gender

Female
70%
female alumni
 
Male
30%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
17%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
35%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 61% dental benefits Dental: 37%
vision benefits Vision: 36% employee benefits None: 29%
Find Out Exactly What You Should Be Paid
Job Title:
Years in Field/Career:
Location:
United States (change)
- OR -