Optical Manager (Eye Care) Salary

The average Optical Manager in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $17.57 per hour. Total incomes of Optical Managers incorporate potential for, in a few cases, more than $6K from bonuses and close to $7K from profit sharing; these performance components cause packages to range between $30K and $60K. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the particular city and the individual firm. While approximately one in three report receiving no health benefits, over one-half do receive medical coverage, and about two in five have dental, as well. For the most part, Optical Managers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$29,812 - $63,993
$30K
$42K
$64K
MEDIAN: $41,745
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$13.91 - $24.15
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MEDIAN: $17.57
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$29,812 - $63,993  
   
Bonus
$100.67 - $6,153  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $6,787  
Commission
$986 - $13,363  
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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$29,862 - $59,532  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 123
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$13.91 - $24.15  
   
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
$100.67 - $6,153  
   
Commission
$986 - $13,363  
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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$29,862 - $59,532  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 176

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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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As Optical Managers make advancements in their career path, their salaries may not change right away. For example, the higher-level Optical Store Manager position pays around the same amount as the Optical Manager job on average. 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)


Optical Managers generally report applying a varied skill set to their work. Most notably, skills in Office Management, Sales Management, Inventory Management, and optician are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Operations Management, Insurance, and Sales. 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)

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Optical Managers do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $35K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $40K. Optical Managers who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $42K. Ultimately, more time spent in the workforce does seem to translate to bigger paychecks; seasoned veterans with more than 20 years of experience report a median income of $45K.

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 38 votes.
Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
19%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
34%
20 years or more
24%
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Years in Fields/Career:
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Experience Affects Optical Manager (Eye Care) Salaries

▲12%

▲6%

▼0%

National Average
$40,000

▼13%

Skills That Affect Optical Manager (Eye Care) Salaries

Office Management
▲3%



National Average
$40,000


optician
▼2%

Sales
▼5%

Employee Relations
▼5%

Insurance
▼7%

Operations Management
▼14%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 38 votes.

Gender

Female
80 %
Male
20 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
19%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
34%
20 years or more
24%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 54%
dental benefits
Dental: 39%
vision benefits
Vision: 44%
dental benefits
None: 33%
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