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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 $15.19 per hour. Men account for the majority of Optical Lab Manufacturing Technicians who responded to the questionnaire — 60 percent to be exact. Work is reasonably fulfilling for most Optical Lab Manufacturing Technicians — the majority report average levels of job satisfaction. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the greater part. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$23,321 - $61,326
(Median)
$23K
$41K
$61K
MEDIAN: $41,409
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$10.02 - $21.56
(Median)
$10
$15
$22
MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary 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$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$23,321 - $61,326  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,984  
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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$22,409 - $51,711  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 12
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$10.02 - $21.56  
   
Overtime
$14.58 - $36.13  
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$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,984  
   
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).
)
$22,409 - $51,711  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 101

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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.


Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience have a median salary of $32K. Those who have been around for five to 10 years can expect to take home more — $33K on average. On average, Optical Lab Manufacturing Technicians make $39K following 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 15%

Late-Career
up arrow 12%

National Average
$34,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

Entry-Level
up arrow 7%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
40 %
Male
60 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 84% dental benefits Dental: 71%
vision benefits Vision: 59% employee benefits None: 15%
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