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Optical Laboratory Manager Salary

Earnings for Optical Laboratory Managers in the United States come in at around $16.61 per hour on average. Most Optical Laboratory Managers survey respondents are men (74 percent). Work is enjoyable for Optical Laboratory Managers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. A fair number enjoy medical while more than half get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the greater part. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$27,837 - $79,281
(Median)
$28K
$40K
$79K
MEDIAN: $40,390
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90%

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$12.59 - $22.53
(Median)
$13
$17
$23
MEDIAN: $16.00
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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$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$27,837 - $79,281  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,860  
Profit Sharing
$1,800 - $8,500  
Commission
$1,017 - $15,554  
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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$27,677 - $58,616  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 83
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$12.59 - $22.53  
   
Overtime
$6.12 - $34.69  
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$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,860  
   
Commission
$1,017 - $15,554  
Profit Sharing
$1,800 - $8,500  
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).
)
$27,677 - $58,616  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 116

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Job Description for Optical Laboratory Manager

Optical laboratory managers are responsible for effectively managing all optical laboratory operations and provide exceptional customer service on behalf of their organization. They are in charge of supervising the crafting of quality eyewear for all customers. In addition, they manufacture eyewear in accordance with manufacturing regulations, following strict safety procedures. They interact with colleagues, as well as existing and prospective customers. Optical laboratory managers must work well with other laboratory managers and use their leadership abilities to motivate optical laboratory professionals to reach all company goals in a timely manner. They oversee and supervise the correct cleaning and ongoing maintenance of optical laboratory tools and equipment as well.

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Optical Laboratory Manager Tasks

  • Deliver completed products as specified.
  • Manage the selection, training and development of staff.
  • Ensure the production of eyewear is accurate to prescription.
  • Supervise staff and give technical direction.
  • Verify the calibration and maintenance of all equipment.

Common Career Paths for Optical Laboratory Manager


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Optical Laboratory Managers often transition into a Dispensing Optician position. Dispensing Opticians report a slightly lower median income of $32K.

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Pay by Experience Level for Optical Laboratory Manager

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Optical Laboratory Managers with more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $33K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $38K on average — a distinctly larger sum. Optical Laboratory Managers with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $39K. In the end, the overall pattern seems to be that more experience generally corresponds to higher pay; an Optical Laboratory Manager with more than 20 years of experience can earn $42K on average.

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Experience Affects Optical Laboratory Manager Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 10%

Experienced
up arrow 1%

National Average
$38,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

Entry-Level
up arrow 13%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 36 votes.

Gender

Female
26 %
Male
74 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
19%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
29%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 72% dental benefits Dental: 57%
vision benefits Vision: 56% employee benefits None: 18%
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