Manufacturing Technician, Optical Lab Salary

Median pay for Optical Lab Manufacturing Technicians in the United States is around $14.98 per hour. Job satisfaction is considered about average by most people in this profession. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and more than half earn dental coverage. Men make up a slight majority of Optical Lab Manufacturing Technicians (58 percent) who responded to the survey. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$23,321 - $61,326
(Median)
$23K
$42K
$61K
MEDIAN: $42,494
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$9.98 - $21.17
(Median)
$10
$15
$21
MEDIAN: $14.00
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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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$22,322 - $51,071  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 12
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$9.98 - $21.17  
   
Overtime
$14.48 - $35.27  
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.
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$0$24K$48K$72K
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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$22,322 - $51,071  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 97
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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 average inexperienced worker earns $31K, and someone who has worked for five to 10 years can expect a bigger median salary of $33K. Optical Lab Manufacturing Technicians see a median salary of $39K after reaching one to two decades on the job. People who have worked for 20 years or more actually report earning less than people who are in the middle of their careers; the veterans take home a mere $38K by contrast.

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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 1%

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
40%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 83% dental benefits Dental: 70%
vision benefits Vision: 58% employee benefits None: 16%
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