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Optical Store Manager Salary

Optical Store Managers in the United States take home an average $17.04 per hour. Somewhere between a fifth and a fourth of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, a majority report medical coverage and just over a half claim dental coverage as well. The majority of Optical Store Managers claim high levels of job satisfaction. Female Optical Store Managers make up most of the survey respondents at 78 percent.
$33,147 - $59,898
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MEDIAN: $44,087
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$13.44 - $23.73
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MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$33,147 - $59,898  
   
Bonus
$0.70 - $9,274  
Profit Sharing
$740 - $3,750  
Commission
$0.00 - $9,787  
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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$31,119 - $59,110  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 80
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$13.44 - $23.73  
   
Overtime
$16.39 - $36.28  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.70 - $9,274  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $9,787  
Profit Sharing
$740 - $3,750  
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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$31,119 - $59,110  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 91
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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

  • Monitor budget and track weekly sales projections.
  • Design, measure, fit, and adapt lenses for patient according to written optical prescription.
  • 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.

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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.


Experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase in this role. Relatively untried employees who have fewer than five years of experience earn around $39K on average. People who have worked for five to 10 years can expect a higher median salary of $41K. For Optical Store Managers, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $47K. Respondents who claim more than 20 years of experience may encounter pay that doesn't quite reflect their extensive experience; these veterans report a median income of around $48K.

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Experience Affects Optical Store Manager Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 11%

Experienced
up arrow 10%

National Average
$43,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 5%

Entry-Level
up arrow 10%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 32 votes.

Gender

Female
78 %
Male
22 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
23%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 66% dental benefits Dental: 54%
vision benefits Vision: 48% employee benefits None: 22%