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Optical Laboratory Manager Salary

Optical Laboratory Managers in the United States take home approximately $16.59 per hour on average. Making up 74 percent of those who took the survey, male Optical Laboratory Managers greatly outnumber their female counterparts. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Optical Laboratory Managers. A fair number enjoy medical while more than half get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the larger part. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$27,911 - $80,537
(Median)
$28K
$41K
$81K
MEDIAN: $40,530
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90%

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$12.40 - $22.51
(Median)
$12
$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
$27,911 - $80,537  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,860  
Profit Sharing
$2,200 - $7,000  
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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$27,434 - $59,770  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 84
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$12.40 - $22.51  
   
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
$2,200 - $7,000  
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).
)
$27,434 - $59,770  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 117
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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.


Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $33K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $38K. Optical Laboratory Managers claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $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 $44K on average.

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Experience Affects Optical Laboratory Manager Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 13%

Experienced
up arrow 1%

National Average
$38,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

Entry-Level
up arrow 14%

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
31%
20 years or more
29%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 71% dental benefits Dental: 57%
vision benefits Vision: 57% employee benefits None: 17%
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