Optical Laboratory Technician Salary (United States)

The average rate for an Optical Laboratory Technician is $11.40 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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$20,374 - $55,234
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $37,474
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Optical Laboratory Technician Total Pay (?
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$8.58 - $17.17
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MEDIAN: $11.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$20,374 - $55,234  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,031  
Commission
$1,935 - $3,052  
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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$18,191 - $39,353  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 323
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$8.58 - $17.17  
   
Overtime
$10.77 - $26.23  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,031  
   
Commission
$1,935 - $3,052  
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).
)
$18,191 - $39,353  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 323
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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.

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Pay by Experience Level for Optical Laboratory Technician
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Pay Difference By Location
Dallas
up arrow 17%
Houston
0%
National Average
$25,000
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Experience Affects Optical Laboratory Technician Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 34%
Experienced
up arrow 27%
Mid-Career
up arrow 11%
National Average
$25,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 11%
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Gender
Female
40%
female alumni
 
Male
60%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
9%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 56% dental benefits Dental: 43%
vision benefits Vision: 46% employee benefits None: 31%
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