Manufacturing Technician, Optical Lab Salary

Optical Lab Manufacturing Technicians in the United States take home an average $15.05 per hour. Men working as Optical Lab Manufacturing Technicians who took the survey just slightly outnumber women at 58 percent. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the larger part. Most people on this career path report moderate levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$23,321 - $61,326
(Median)
$23K
$42K
$61K
MEDIAN: $42,494
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$10.00 - $21.68
(Median)
$10
$15
$22
MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$23,321 - $61,326  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,980  
Profit Sharing
$9.83 - $3,084  
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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$22,366 - $51,928  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 12
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$10.00 - $21.68  
   
Overtime
$14.68 - $36.03  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,980  
   
Profit Sharing
$9.83 - $3,084  
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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$22,366 - $51,928  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 99
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Job Description for Manufacturing Technician, Optical Lab

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

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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 median compensation for relatively untried workers is $31K; in the five-to-10 year group, it's higher at around $33K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $39K. Folks with more than two decades of experience actually report lower incomes overall; their average comes out to a mere $38K.

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Experience Affects Manufacturing Technician, Optical Lab Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 16%

Late-Career
up arrow 14%

National Average
$34,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

Entry-Level
up arrow 8%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 18 votes.

Gender

Female
42 %
Male
58 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 84% dental benefits Dental: 70%
vision benefits Vision: 58% employee benefits None: 15%
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