Optical Laboratory Manager Salary

Optical Laboratory Managers in the United States take home an average $16.69 per hour. 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 larger part. Making up 74 percent of those who took the survey, male Optical Laboratory Managers greatly outnumber their female counterparts. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$28,051 - $80,422

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$12.52 - $22.78

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$28,051 - $80,422  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,950  
Profit Sharing
$1,800 - $6,000  
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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$27,457 - $59,034  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 86
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$12.52 - $22.78  
   
Overtime
$6.11 - $34.73  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,950  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,800 - $6,000  
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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$27,457 - $59,034  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 123
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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.

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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. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $33K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $38K. Optical Laboratory Managers who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $39K. Veterans who have acquired more than 20 years report a median income of $45K, which is generally higher than the pay reported by other tenure groups.

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Experience Affects Optical Laboratory Manager Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 16%

Experienced
up arrow 1%

National Average
$39,000

Mid-Career
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Entry-Level
up arrow 16%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 37 votes.

Gender

Female
26 %
Male
74 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
18%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
31%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 73% dental benefits Dental: 58%
vision benefits Vision: 60% employee benefits None: 17%
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