Optical Store Manager Salary

Median pay for Optical Store Managers in the United States is around $17.39 per hour. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Most Optical Store Managers report high levels of job satisfaction. The vast majority of Optical Store Managers (80 percent) who participated in the survey are women. Although nearly one in five lack health benefits of any kind, a strong majority do enjoy medical insurance, and a little over a half get dental coverage, too. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$32,418 - $58,426
(Median)
$32K
$44K
$58K
MEDIAN: $43,769
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50%
90%

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$14.65 - $24.23
(Median)
$15
$17
$24
MEDIAN: $17.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$32,418 - $58,426  
   
Bonus
$0.41 - $9,756  
Profit Sharing
$740 - $2,049  
Commission
$0.00 - $7,272  
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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$31,879 - $58,570  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 87
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$14.65 - $24.23  
   
Overtime
$23.20 - $36.82  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.41 - $9,756  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $7,272  
Profit Sharing
$740 - $2,049  
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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$31,879 - $58,570  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 90
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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.


For Optical Store Managers, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. Average salaries for inexperienced employees average out to around $38K, but folks who have five to 10 years of experience earn a higher median of $41K. Optical Store Managers see a median salary of $48K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Individuals who report more than two decades of experience seem to make only slightly more than folks in the 10-to-20 year range; the more senior group sees median earnings in the comparatively modest ballpark of $49K.

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Experience Affects Optical Store Manager Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 12%

Experienced
up arrow 10%

National Average
$43,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 5%

Entry-Level
up arrow 12%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 27 votes.

Gender

Female
80 %
Male
20 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
20%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
20%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 70% dental benefits Dental: 55%
vision benefits Vision: 48% employee benefits None: 21%
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