Optical Laboratory Technician Salary

An Optical Laboratory Technician earns an average wage of $12.56 per hour. A skill in edging is associated with high pay for this job.
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$23,182 - $59,294
$23K
$29K
$59K
MEDIAN: $29,485
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$9.30 - $18.56
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MEDIAN: $12.56
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$23,182 - $59,294  
   
Bonus
$109.26 - $2,416  
Profit Sharing
$2,500  
Commission
$2,000  
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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$19,905 - $41,606  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 31
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$9.30 - $18.56  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.68  
Overtime
$14.79 - $32.90  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$109.26 - $2,416  
   
Commission
$2,000  
Profit Sharing
$2,500  
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).
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$19,905 - $41,606  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 227

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Job Description for Optical Laboratory Technician

An optical laboratory technician assists with optical lab operations to produce glasses. Some of their duties might include reviewing prescriptions and selecting the correct frames and lenses, stocking and organizing inventory of lenses and other accessories, entering prescription information into a database, logging shipment information, and keeping track of received orders and shipping them as necessary. When fulfilling the prescriptions, the optical laboratory technician needs to make sure that the orders to be shipped meet all quality standards, meaning lenses and frames must be thoroughly inspected. The optical laboratory technician ensures that orders are packaged adequately and fulfilled correctly. They may also need to surface and refinish glasses.

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Optical Laboratory Technician Tasks

  • Based on training and role, set up and operate machine various aspects of cutting, grinding and/or polishing lens according to prescriptions.
  • Assemble and mount lenses into frames or process other optical elements.

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Pay by Experience Level for Optical Laboratory Technician

Pay by Experience for an Optical Laboratory Technician has a positive trend. An entry-level Optical Laboratory Technician with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $24,000 based on 160 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Optical Laboratory Technician with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $29,000 based on 54 salaries. An experienced Optical Laboratory Technician which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $31,000 based on 43 salaries. An Optical Laboratory Technician with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $37,000 based on 36 salaries.

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Key Stats for Optical Laboratory Technician

Gender

Female
44 %
Male
56 %

Job Satisfaction

Satisfied
Rated 3 out of 5
based on 25 votes.
Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
14%
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Experience Affects Optical Laboratory Technician Salaries

Late-Career
▲39%

Experienced
▲13%

Mid-Career
▲6%

National Average
$27,000

Entry-Level
▼9%

Skills That Affect Optical Laboratory Technician Salaries

edging
▲15%

Optical Fabrication
▲8%

National Average
$27,000

Job Satisfaction

Satisfied
Rated 3 out of 5
based on 25 votes.

Gender

Female
44 %
Male
56 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 48%
dental benefits
Dental: 33%
vision benefits
Vision: 46%
no benefits
None: 34%
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