The average rate for an Optical Laboratory Technician is $11.15 per hour. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field.
Optical Laboratory Technician Total Pay (?
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$20,466 - $55,234
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $36,174
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Optical Laboratory Technician Total Pay (?
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$8.57 - $17.31
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $11.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$20,466 - $55,234  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,043  
Commission
$201.34 - $3,973  
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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$18,174 - $39,478  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 24 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 314
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$8.57 - $17.31  
   
Overtime
$11.08 - $26.06  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,043  
   
Commission
$201.34 - $3,973  
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).
)
$18,174 - $39,478  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 24 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 314
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Job Description for Optical Laboratory Technician
  • Assemble and mount lenses into frames or process other optical elements.
  • Based on training and role, set up and operate machine various aspects of cutting, grinding and/or polishing lens according to prescriptions.
Pay by Experience Level for Optical Laboratory Technician
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Experience Affects Optical Laboratory Technician Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 33%
Experienced
up arrow 31%
Mid-Career
up arrow 13%
National Average
$24,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 11%
Job Satisfaction
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Gender
Female
37%
female alumni
 
Male
63%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
9%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 54% dental benefits Dental: 41%
vision benefits Vision: 43% employee benefits None: 34%
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