Manufacturing Technician, Optical Lab Salary

Optical Lab Manufacturing Technicians in the United States can expect wages of $14.81 per hour on average. The majority of Optical Lab Manufacturing Technicians (67 percent) survey respondents are male. Among folks in this role, job satisfaction levels approximately match the national average. A strong majority report receiving medical coverage from their employers and more than half collect dental insurance. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$10.73 - $27.31
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MEDIAN: $14.81
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$10.73 - $27.31  
   
Overtime
$16.02 - $45.19  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,563  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,650  
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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$22,584 - $62,256  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 42

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Job Description for Manufacturing Technician, Optical Lab

  • Operate automatic and manual machines.
  • Polish and clean lens.
  • Shape and customize lenses to fit frames.
  • Cut lens according to prescriptions or specifics.

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Pay by Experience Level for Manufacturing Technician, Optical Lab

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


The average inexperienced worker earns $34K. It's worth noting that someone who has worked for five to 10 years can expect a smaller median salary of $29K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $39K. Big financial gains seem to result from working for more than two decades; veterans in this group report earning $45K on average.

Key Stats for Manufacturing Technician, Optical Lab

Gender

Female
33 %
Male
67 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 9 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
11%
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Experience Affects Manufacturing Technician, Optical Lab Salaries

Late-Career
▲31%

Experienced
▲12%

National Average
$34,000

Entry-Level
▼2%

Mid-Career
▼16%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 9 votes.

Gender

Female
33 %
Male
67 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 72%
dental benefits
Dental: 66%
vision benefits
Vision: 55%
dental benefits
None: 17%
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