Optical Dispenser Salary (United States)

The average rate for an Optical Dispenser is $13.11 per hour. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 10 years in this career.
Optical Dispenser Total Pay (?
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$9.34 - $20.07
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.34 - $20.07  
   
Overtime
$12.51 - $21.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,993  
   
Total Pay (?
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$20,364 - $49,792  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 48
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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
  • 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.
  • Design, measure, fit, and adapt lenses for patient according to written optical prescription.
  • Adjust frame and lens position to fit patient.
Read more about: Opticians, Dispensing

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Experience Affects Optical Dispenser Salaries

Mid-Career
up arrow 6%
National Average
$28,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 3%

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 7 votes.

Gender

Female
89%
female alumni
 
Male
11%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
8%
20 years or more
21%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 58% dental benefits Dental: 45%
vision benefits Vision: 58% employee benefits None: 24%
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