Optical Store Manager Salary
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.
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.Read More...
The optical store manager may be tasked with either preparing the sales day in opening duties or reconciling all transactions from the day. Many such operations use point of sale computer systems that are integrated with accounting software the manager will use to perform these duties. Many optical stores also have licensed optometrists on staff. The manager helps to create and maintain appointments for customers who need to see the optometrist. The optical store manager will then typically work with customers to help recommend lens and fashion options for eyeglasses and contact lenses. The manager then ensures that all work orders incorporate the customers' wishes and the prescription data from the optometrist.
An optical store manager normally will be a person with extensive experience at lower levels within optical retail outlet service. Some jurisdictions also require optician certification to hold this position, and that normally requires some amount of post-secondary education or training. Optical store managers normally work in a retail and lab environment long hours of the week.
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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