The average wage for a Licensed Optician is $18.26 per hour.
Licensed Optician Total Pay (?
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$31,106 - $57,812
(Median)
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37K
49K
58K
MEDIAN: $41,995
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Licensed Optician Total Pay (?
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$12.67 - $25.19
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MEDIAN: $18.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$31,106 - $57,812  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,112  
Profit Sharing
$983 - $4,000  
Commission
$0.00 - $6,878  
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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$27,134 - $55,568  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 23 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 385
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$12.67 - $25.19  
   
Overtime
$17.91 - $36.26  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,112  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $6,878  
Profit Sharing
$983 - $4,000  
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).
)
$27,134 - $55,568  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 23 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 385
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Job Description for Licensed 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 Licensed Optician
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Pay Difference By Location
Atlanta
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National Average
$41,000
Cleveland
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Columbus
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Experience Affects Licensed Optician Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 14%
Experienced
up arrow 7%
National Average
$41,000
Mid-Career
up arrow 11%
Entry-Level
up arrow 18%

Skills That Affect Licensed Optician Salaries

Sales Management
up arrow 8%
Sales
up arrow 2%
National Average
$41,000
Job Satisfaction
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Gender
Female
73%
female alumni
 
Male
27%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
17%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
32%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 62% dental benefits Dental: 43%
vision benefits Vision: 43% employee benefits None: 26%
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