Licensed Optician Salary (United States)

The average wage for a Licensed Optician is $18.86 per hour.
Licensed Optician Salary (?
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$31,743 - $60,030
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $43,448
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Licensed Optician Salary (?
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$12.96 - $25.53
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MEDIAN: $18.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$31,743 - $60,030  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,915  
Profit Sharing
$1,000 - $3,500  
Commission
$0.00 - $7,297  
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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$28,554 - $56,432  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 82
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$12.96 - $25.53  
   
Overtime
$18.59 - $36.42  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,915  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $7,297  
Profit Sharing
$1,000 - $3,500  
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).
)
$28,554 - $56,432  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 310
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Job Description for Licensed Optician

The licensed optician's job is to interpret and execute the prescriptions written for corrective eyewear by ophthalmologists. The optician has a hybrid job - not only do they ensure that each customer gets corrective vision aids that correspond to their individual needs, but they also help in a sales capacity, recommending frames that best suit their customers.
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Licensed 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 Optician

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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

New York
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National Average
$42,000
Atlanta
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Cleveland
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Columbus
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Experience Affects Licensed Optician Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 14%
Experienced
up arrow 6%
National Average
$42,000
Mid-Career
up arrow 10%
Entry-Level
up arrow 18%

Skills That Affect Licensed Optician Salaries

Sales
up arrow 1%
National Average
$42,000
Customer Service
up arrow 14%

Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
72%
female alumni
 
Male
28%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
16%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
35%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 62% dental benefits Dental: 46%
vision benefits Vision: 44% employee benefits None: 26%
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