Manufacturing Technician, Optical Lab Salary

An average Optical Lab Manufacturing Technician in the United States can expect to take home roughly $15.21 per hour. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and more than half earn dental coverage. The majority of individuals in this role claim moderate levels of job satisfaction. Male Optical Lab Manufacturing Technicians are more prevalent than women among those who took the survey — 61 percent of professionals. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$23,416 - $61,174
(Median)
$23K
$43K
$61K
MEDIAN: $43,190
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$10.03 - $22.56
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$10
$15
$23
MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$23,416 - $61,174  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,904  
Profit Sharing
$1,500  
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).
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$22,344 - $55,031  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 13
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$10.03 - $22.56  
   
Overtime
$15.81 - $37.60  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,904  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,500  
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).
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$22,344 - $55,031  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | 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.


For Optical Lab Manufacturing Technicians, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. Folks with fewer than five years of experience take home $32K on average, and those who have worked for five to 10 years see a bigger median salary of $34K. Optical Lab Manufacturing Technicians see a median salary of $37K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Optical Lab Manufacturing Technicians who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are only slightly higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years; the more senior group makes around $39K on average.

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Experience Affects Manufacturing Technician, Optical Lab Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 13%

Experienced
up arrow 8%

National Average
$34,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

Entry-Level
up arrow 5%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 19 votes.

Gender

Female
39 %
Male
61 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 84%
dental benefits
Dental: 69%
medical benefits
Vision: 61%
dental benefits
None: 15%
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