Optical Laboratory Manager Salary

For Optical Laboratory Managers, hourly average wages total $17.49 per hour. Women Optical Laboratory Managers who took the survey just slightly outnumber men. The majority of Optical Laboratory Managers claim high levels of job satisfaction. A fair number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and the larger part collect dental insurance. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$34,722 - $81,762
$35K
$49K
$82K
MEDIAN: $49,072
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50%
90%

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$13.91 - $22.48
$14
$17
$22
MEDIAN: $17.49
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$34,722 - $81,762  
   
Bonus
$391.49 - $9,682  
Profit Sharing
$4,880  
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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$31,498 - $66,227  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 25
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$13.91 - $22.48  
   
Overtime
$8.11 - $32.68  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$391.49 - $9,682  
   
Profit Sharing
$4,880  
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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$31,498 - $66,227  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 46

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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

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

Common Career Paths for Optical Laboratory Manager


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As Optical Laboratory Managers make advancements in their career path, their salaries may not change right away. For example, the higher-level Optical Manager position pays around the same amount as the Optical Laboratory Manager job on average. Optical Laboratory Managers most frequently advance into Optician and Dispensing Optician roles even though the median salaries are $8K lower and $8K lower, respectively.

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Pay by Experience Level for Optical Laboratory Manager

Pay by Experience for an Optical Laboratory Manager has a positive trend. An entry-level Optical Laboratory Manager with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $37,000 based on 22 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Optical Laboratory Manager with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $39,000 based on 19 salaries. An experienced Optical Laboratory Manager which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $41,000 based on 24 salaries. An Optical Laboratory Manager with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $48,000 based on 22 salaries.

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Key Stats for Optical Laboratory Manager

Gender

Female
53 %
Male
47 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 11 votes.
1-4 years
21%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
31%
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Experience Affects Optical Laboratory Manager Salaries

Late-Career
▲20%

Experienced
▲3%

National Average
$40,000

Mid-Career
▼2%

Entry-Level
▼7%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 11 votes.

Gender

Female
53 %
Male
47 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
21%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
31%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 76%
dental benefits
Dental: 57%
vision benefits
Vision: 69%
no benefits
None: 14%