Optical Sales Associate Salary
An Optical Sales Associate earns an average wage of $11.87 per hour. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career.
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.Read More...
Responsibilities of the position revolve around adjusting and repairing glasses as needed, as well as greeting customers and processing sales transactions. Optical sales associates are also responsible for contacting customers to notify them of transactions that may have an outstanding balance, as well as appointments or when their glasses are ready for pick-up. They also assist in monthly inventory counts, answering phone calls, and maintaining the inventory of items for sale.
Optical sales associates must be able to communicate well and provide quality customer service to all clientele. They should have preexisting knowledge of the production of glasses or be willing to learn these hand- and visually-coordinated tasks. A high school diploma is generally required for this position, and some employers may require these associates to have prior experience with Medflow EMR and MDoffice, as well as billing computer operating systems. It may also be required of prospective employees to be knowledgeable of how to operate optical lab equipment.
Optical Sales Associate Tasks
- Accept and process payment including insurance information.
- Maintain files and merchandise inventory.
- Sell eyewear by assisting customers with selection that complements face shape.