Optical Dispenser Salary

The average rate for an Optical Dispenser is $13.75 per hour.

$9.70 - $19.12
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$14
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MEDIAN: $13.75
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$7$14$21
Hourly Rate
$9.70 - $19.12  
   
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Bonus
$700  
   
Commission
$1,350  
Total Pay (?
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$20,391 - $41,335  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 28
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Job Description for Optical Dispenser

Optical dispensers interpret different optical prescriptions and fit frames and lenses. Their responsibilities include discussing eyewear needs with clients, as well as helping clients to choose an appropriate frame that meets prescription requirements. They are also in charge of discussing and recommending different types of lenses and lens enhancements, shaping lenses, fitting lenses to frames, and making sure that eyewear fits correctly on a client. Optical dispensers must be able to make minor repairs to damaged frames, clean the laboratory area, handle computer printouts, and maintain department logs. Other tasks include adjusting patient eyeglass frames, maintaining optical supplies, answering telephones, maintaining inventory and client records, and resolving any client complaints. Optical dispensers typically work alongside or under optometrists, ophthalmologists, and/or optical mechanics. They typically work indoors and may work part time or full time.

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Optical Dispenser Tasks

  • Design, measure, fit, and adapt lenses for patient according to written optical prescription.
  • Adjust frame and lens position to fit patient.
  • Prepare work order for optical laboratory containing instructions for grinding and mounting lenses in frames.
  • Measure patient for size of eyeglasses and coordinate frames and optical prescription.

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Key Stats for Optical Dispenser

Gender

Female
80 %
Male
20 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 3 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
7%
20 years or more
17%
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Years in Fields/Career:
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Experience Affects Optical Dispenser Salaries

Late-Career
▲22%

National Average
$30,000

Mid-Career
▼1%

Entry-Level
▼22%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 3 votes.

Gender

Female
80 %
Male
20 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
7%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 40%
dental benefits
Dental: 33%
vision benefits
Vision: 40%
dental benefits
None: 53%
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