An Optical Laboratory Technician earns an average wage of $12.25 per hour. The highest paying skills associated with this job are Optical Fabrication and edging.
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$23,147 - $59,522
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MEDIAN: $29,660
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$23,147 - $59,522  
   
Bonus
$110.74 - $2,384  
Profit Sharing
$3,200  
Commission
$2,500  
Total Pay (?
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$19,312 - $40,301  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 30
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$9.20 - $17.92  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.68  
Overtime
$15.32 - $27.85  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$110.74 - $2,384  
   
Commission
$2,500  
Profit Sharing
$3,200  
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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$19,312 - $40,301  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 248

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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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Key Stats for Optical Laboratory Technician

Gender

Female
46 %
Male
54 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 26 votes.
Less than 1 year
14%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
13%
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Experience Affects Optical Laboratory Technician Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 41%

Experienced
up arrow 15%

Mid-Career
up arrow 7%

National Average
$26,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 8%

Skills That Affect Optical Laboratory Technician Salaries

Optical Fabrication
up arrow 18%

edging
up arrow 17%

National Average
$26,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 26 votes.

Gender

Female
46 %
Male
54 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
14%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 52%
dental benefits
Dental: 38%
vision benefits
Vision: 43%
dental benefits
None: 36%
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