Optical Laboratory Manager Salary

Pay for Optical Laboratory Managers in the United States sits in the ballpark of $16.66 per hour. The majority of Optical Laboratory Managers (69 percent) who took the survey are men. Job satisfaction for Optical Laboratory Managers is high. Medical benefits are awarded to a strong majority, and a majority earn dental coverage. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$27,064 - $82,321
(Median)
$27K
$43K
$82K
MEDIAN: $43,279
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$13.04 - $22.61
(Median)
$13
$17
$23
MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$27,064 - $82,321  
   
Bonus
$-0.48 - $6,953  
Profit Sharing
$4,880  
Commission
$1,000  
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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$28,064 - $62,607  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 75
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$13.04 - $22.61  
   
Overtime
$6.08 - $34.63  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$-0.48 - $6,953  
   
Commission
$1,000  
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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$28,064 - $62,607  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 118
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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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Many Optical Laboratory Managers transition into upper-level roles like Dispensing Optician. However, Dispensing Opticians do report a slightly lower median income of $32K per year.

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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.


More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. People who have worked for fewer than five years bring home $32K on average. Median compensation in the five-to-10 year group, however, is higher at approximately $37K. Optical Laboratory Managers who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $39K. In the end, more experience does seem to mean larger paychecks; seasoned Optical Laboratory Managers with more than 20 years of experience earn a predictably higher median salary of $45K.

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Experience Affects Optical Laboratory Manager Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 17%

Experienced
up arrow 1%

National Average
$38,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 3%

Entry-Level
up arrow 16%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 31 votes.

Gender

Female
31 %
Male
69 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
18%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
33%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 73%
dental benefits
Dental: 57%
medical benefits
Vision: 58%
dental benefits
None: 15%
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