Pay for Optical Store Managers in the United States sits in the ballpark of $19.35 per hour. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — somewhere between a fifth and a fourth lack coverage. On the flip side, a strong majority have medical insurance and the larger part receive dental plans. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Most Optical Store Managers survey respondents are women (77 percent). Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$36,065 - $67,447
$36K
$48K
$67K
MEDIAN: $48,190
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$13.64 - $29.09
$14
$19
$29
MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$36,065 - $67,447  
   
Bonus
$299.00 - $9,899  
Profit Sharing
$2,600  
Commission
$2,250  
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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$30,983 - $66,482  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 43
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$13.64 - $29.09  
   
Overtime
$32.75  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$299.00 - $9,899  
   
Commission
$2,250  
Profit Sharing
$2,600  
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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$30,983 - $66,482  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 50

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Job Description for Optical Store Manager

The person who oversees the day-to-day operations of the brick and mortar locations where consumers purchase glasses and other protective eyewear is an optical store manager. This person is not only in charge of the way customer service for persons shopping for glasses and frames is performed. This manager also works to help create appointments for consumers, ensures accurate orders for laboratory technicians, and generally oversees a clean and customer-friendly retail showroom environment.

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Optical Store Manager Tasks

  • Ensure services are in compliance with professional standards, state and federal regulatory requirements.
  • Give technical direction and manage the selection, training and development of staff.
  • Monitor budget and track weekly sales projections.
  • Design, measure, fit, and adapt lenses for patient according to written optical prescription.

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Pay by Experience Level for Optical Store Manager

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


Optical Store Managers with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. Workers with less than five years' experience earn around $39K on average, and those who have five to 10 years under their belts see a higher median salary of $42K. Optical Store Managers who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $50K. Optical Store Managers with more than 20 years of experience report incomes that are no higher than those with 10 to 20 years on the job.

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Key Stats for Optical Store Manager

Gender

Female
77 %
Male
23 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 9 votes.
1-4 years
17%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
35%
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Experience Affects Optical Store Manager Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 11%

Experienced
up arrow 10%

National Average
$45,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 7%

Entry-Level
up arrow 15%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 9 votes.

Gender

Female
77 %
Male
23 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
17%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
35%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 72%
dental benefits
Dental: 56%
vision benefits
Vision: 49%
dental benefits
None: 23%
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