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Manufacturing Technician, Optical Lab Salary

Median pay for Optical Lab Manufacturing Technicians in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $15.38 per hour. Most people in this profession are content with their work, and moderate levels of job satisfaction are reported. Women are just slightly outnumbered, with male Optical Lab Manufacturing Technicians making up 57 percent of survey respondents. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
$23,510 - $61,027
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MEDIAN: $41,337
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$9.68 - $23.27
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National Salary Data

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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$23,510 - $61,027  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,958  
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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$21,562 - $53,137  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 14
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$9.68 - $23.27  
   
Overtime
$14.39 - $36.32  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,958  
   
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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$21,562 - $53,137  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 103
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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.


Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $30K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $35K. Optical Lab Manufacturing Technicians with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $39K. Survey participants with more than twenty years of experience only make around $38K on average, though; this group reports a lower median than the one claimed by mid-career individuals.

Experience Affects Manufacturing Technician, Optical Lab Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 14%

Late-Career
up arrow 12%

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

National Average
$34,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 12%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 16 votes.

Gender

Female
43 %
Male
57 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 86% dental benefits Dental: 76%
vision benefits Vision: 59% employee benefits None: 12%