An Optical Sales Associate earns an average wage of $12.05 per hour. For the first five to ten years in this position, pay increases steeply, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career.

$9.82 - $15.87
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$12
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MEDIAN: $12.05
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$7$14$21
Hourly Rate
$9.82 - $15.87  
   
Overtime
$18.50  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Bonus
$500  
   
Commission
$4,000  
Total Pay (?
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$20,461 - $35,402  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 50

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Job Description for Optical Sales Associate

Optical sales associates play a key role in helping customers select glasses that fit their preferences and daily routines. These associates work in a variety of locations where glasses are sold, including retail department stores, pharmacies, and optical stores.

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Optical Sales Associate Tasks

  • Sell eyewear by assisting customers with selection that complements face shape.
  • Maintain files and merchandise inventory.
  • Accept and process payment including insurance information.

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Key Stats for Optical Sales Associate

Gender

Female
85 %
Male
15 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 3 votes.
044
Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
6%
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Experience Affects Optical Sales Associate Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 19%

Mid-Career
up arrow 17%

National Average
$25,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 6%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 3 votes.

Gender

Female
85 %
Male
15 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 37%
dental benefits
Dental: 33%
vision benefits
Vision: 26%
dental benefits
None: 56%
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