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Optical Manager (Eye Care) Salary

The average Optical Manager in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $16.88 per hour. Cash earnings for Optical Managers — including $7K in bonuses and $5K in profit sharing proceeds near the top of the pay scale — generally stretch from $29K to $58K depending on individual performance. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and just under one in three lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by the greater part and dental coverage is claimed by about a third. Job satisfaction for Optical Managers is high. Men are in the minority of survey respondents, with female Optical Managers making up 78 percent. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
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$30,026 - $61,873
(Median)
$30K
$42K
$62K
MEDIAN: $41,740
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$12.74 - $24.32
(Median)
$13
$17
$24
MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$30,026 - $61,873  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,047  
Profit Sharing
$387.83 - $4,983  
Commission
$0.00 - $6,000  
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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$29,175 - $58,360  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 129
National Hourly Rate Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$12.74 - $24.32  
   
Overtime
$15.60 - $35.86  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,047  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $6,000  
Profit Sharing
$387.83 - $4,983  
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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$29,175 - $58,360  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 154

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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

  • Plan, direct and coordinate eye care services.
  • Deliver, adjust and repair eyewear.
  • Provide inventory control and management.
  • Manage the selection, training and development of staff.
  • Monitor quality control of products and services.

Common Career Paths for Optical Manager (Eye Care)


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Optical Managers who go on to become Retail Store Manager Opticians may see somewhat stagnant compensation. On average, a Retail Store Manager Optician, an upper-level role, pays $42K. Becoming an Optical Store Manager or a Licensed Dispensing Optician is often the next step for an Optical Manager.

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Optical Managers note just a narrow range of job skills. Those who have experience with Sales Management, Inventory Management, and Office Management can expect to be compensated well for these skills. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Office Management and Inventory Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Optical Manager (Eye Care)

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


More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $34K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $39K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $43K in this role. Veterans who have surpassed the 20-year mark may make only slightly more than those who are navigating the mid-career stage; the more senior group reports median earnings of around $46K.

Optical Manager (Eye Care) Advice

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Optical Manager (Eye Care) in Granger:
"Be willing to change with technology."
The industry has changed much. Computers can be best friend , but make sure you have an up to date backup. Instill your staff to learn. Positive reinforcement works 100 times better than negative .

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Experience Affects Optical Manager (Eye Care) Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 14%

Experienced
up arrow 8%

National Average
$40,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 3%

Entry-Level
up arrow 15%

Skills That Affect Optical Manager (Eye Care) Salaries

Sales Management
up arrow 4%

National Average
$40,000

Inventory Management
up arrow 4%

Office Management
up arrow 13%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 47 votes.

Gender

Female
78 %
Male
23 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
16%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
34%
20 years or more
22%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 57% dental benefits Dental: 33%
vision benefits Vision: 38% employee benefits None: 30%
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