Optical Manager (Eye Care) Salary

Optical Managers in the United States take home an average $17.48 per hour. Final cash compensation to Optical Managers varies from around $30K to approximately $60K; choice pay grades include potential for bonuses and profit sharing as high as $6K and $7K, respectively. Earnings for this group are mostly affected by career length, followed by geography and the individual firm. The vast majority of Optical Managers (80 percent) who responded to the survey are women. Although over one-half have medical coverage and over a third have dental coverage, approximately one-third claim no health benefits at all. The majority of Optical Managers claim high levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$29,546 - $63,746
$30K
$42K
$64K
MEDIAN: $42,176
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$13.89 - $23.81
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MEDIAN: $17.48
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$29,546 - $63,746  
   
Bonus
$101.37 - $6,140  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $6,787  
Commission
$496.65 - $13,315  
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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$29,749 - $59,830  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 115
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$13.89 - $23.81  
   
Overtime
$16.38 - $36.81  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$101.37 - $6,140  
   
Commission
$496.65 - $13,315  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $6,787  
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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$29,749 - $59,830  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 164

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Job Description for Optical Manager (Eye Care)

An optical manager works in an optometrist’s office and is responsible for managing the office and its overall operations. Those in this position generally work daytime office hours Monday through Friday, though the hours can vary. Different offices will have different requirements of their optical managers, but a minimum of four years of in-field optical experience is often required. An Associate's or Bachelor's degree in an eye care or business-related field is highly recommended, as well.

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Optical Manager (Eye Care) Tasks

  • Monitor quality control of products and services.
  • Provide inventory control and management.
  • Plan, direct and coordinate eye care services.
  • Deliver, adjust and repair eyewear.

Common Career Paths for Optical Manager (Eye Care)


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Optical Managers sometimes move into a Optical Store Manager role, where the salary is similar. However, Optical Managers typically graduate to Retail Store Manager Opticians or Licensed Dispensing Opticians.

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Popular Skills for Optical Manager (Eye Care)


Survey results imply that Optical Managers put a diverse skill set to use. Most notably, skills in Office Management, Inventory Management, Sales Management, and Customer Service are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Insurance, Operations Management, and optician. Aptitude in Customer Service tends to also indicate an understanding of Sales Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Optical Manager (Eye Care)

Pay by Experience for an Optical Manager (Eye Care) has a positive trend. An entry-level Optical Manager (Eye Care) with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $35,000 based on 79 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Optical Manager (Eye Care) with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $40,000 based on 94 salaries. An experienced Optical Manager (Eye Care) which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $42,000 based on 108 salaries. An Optical Manager (Eye Care) with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $45,000 based on 69 salaries.

Optical Manager (Eye Care) Reviews

Q: What is it like working as an Optical Manager (Eye Care)?

Optical Manager (Eye Care) in Charlotte:
"It is a great job!"
Pros: I enjoy the variety of jobs I have the opportunity to perform. I enjoy the business side of office management, but that I also have an opportunity to communicate and get to know patients on a personal level. I also enjoy managing people.
Cons: Paper work.

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Key Stats for Optical Manager (Eye Care)

Gender

Female
80 %
Male
20 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 34 votes.
1-4 years
19%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
25%
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Experience Affects Optical Manager (Eye Care) Salaries

▲14%

▲4%

▼0%

National Average
$40,000

▼12%

Skills That Affect Optical Manager (Eye Care) Salaries

Office Management
▲4%



National Average
$40,000


Sales
▼5%

Employee Relations
▼5%

optician
▼6%

Insurance
▼14%

Operations Management
▼14%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 34 votes.

Gender

Female
80 %
Male
20 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
19%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
25%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 53%
dental benefits
Dental: 38%
vision benefits
Vision: 43%
no benefits
None: 34%