Optical Manager (Eye Care) Salary

An average Optical Manager in the United States can expect to take home roughly $17.78 per hour. Cash earnings of Optical Managers — including $6K in bonuses, $5K in profit sharing proceeds, and $13K in commissions near the top of the pay scale — stretch from approximately $30K to approximately $60K depending on individual performance. This group's pay is mainly influenced by career length, followed by the particular city and the specific company. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, just under a third are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by a majority and dental insurance is reported by nearly two in five. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
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$30,741 - $66,276
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$44K
$66K
MEDIAN: $43,601
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$14.02 - $23.82
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MEDIAN: $17.78
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$0$66K
Salary $30,741 - $66,276
Bonus $98.63 - $6,225
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $5,182
Commission $511 - $13,089
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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$30,249 - $60,204
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 122
Hourly Data $0$32
Hourly Rate $14.02 - $23.82
Overtime $16.77 - $32.80
Annual Data $0$60K
Bonus $98.63 - $6,225
Commission $511 - $13,089
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $5,182
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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$30,249 - $60,204
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 197

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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

  • Manage the selection, training and development of staff.
  • 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 may not see large compensation differences if they transition into an upper-level role such as Optical Store Manager. Optical Store Managers on average make about as much as Optical Managers do. Moving from an Optical Manager to Retail Store Manager Optician or Licensed Dispensing Optician is a more common career path, however.

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Popular Skills for Optical Manager (Eye Care)


Survey results suggest that Optical Managers put a wide range of professional skills to use. Most notably, skills in Office Management, Inventory Management, Sales Management, and Customer Service are correlated to pay that is above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Insurance, Operations Management, and optician. It is not unusual for someone who knows Customer Service to be familiar with Sales Management as well.

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 50 votes.
1-4 years
19%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
25%
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Experience Affects Optical Manager (Eye Care) Salaries

▲12%

▲2%

National Average
$41,000

▼2%

▼14%

Skills That Affect Optical Manager (Eye Care) Salaries

Office Management
▲2%


National Average
$41,000



Sales
▼7%

Employee Relations
▼7%

optician
▼8%

Operations Management
▼15%

Insurance
▼16%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 50 votes.

Gender

Female
80 %
Male
20 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
19%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
25%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 56%
dental benefits
Dental: 40%
vision benefits
Vision: 46%
no benefits
None: 29%
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