Optical Lab Manufacturing Technicians in the United States can expect wages of $14.93 per hour on average. More than half of Optical Lab Manufacturing Technicians (67 percent) survey respondents are men. A strong majority report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a majority collect dental insurance. Work is enjoyable for Optical Lab Manufacturing Technicians, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$23,510 - $48,500
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MEDIAN: $40,000
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$10.56 - $25.34
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MEDIAN: $14.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$40,000  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,634  
Profit Sharing
$1,650  
Total Pay (?
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$22,415 - $57,194  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 5
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$10.56 - $25.34  
   
Overtime
$16.13 - $44.96  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,634  
   
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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$22,415 - $57,194  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 47
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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's salary is approximately $34K. It's worth noting that people with five to 10 years of experience report bringing in less at around $31K on average. Optical Lab Manufacturing Technicians claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $32K. Seasoned veterans with 20 years under their belts enjoy a median income of $40K.

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Experience Affects Manufacturing Technician, Optical Lab Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 19%

Entry-Level
up arrow 1%

National Average
$34,000

Experienced
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Mid-Career
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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
4%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 74%
dental benefits
Dental: 57%
medical benefits
Vision: 54%
dental benefits
None: 17%
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