Optical Store Manager Salary

Earnings for Optical Store Managers in the United States come in at around $17.35 per hour on average. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. While close to one-fifth report receiving no health benefits, the greater part do receive medical coverage, and over one-half have dental, as well. Most Optical Store Managers like their work and job satisfaction is high. The vast majority of Optical Store Managers (82 percent) who participated in the survey are women. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$32,257 - $58,626
(Median)
$32K
$44K
$59K
MEDIAN: $43,523
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90%

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$14.63 - $23.95
(Median)
$15
$17
$24
MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$32,257 - $58,626  
   
Bonus
$0.36 - $9,787  
Profit Sharing
$740 - $2,049  
Commission
$0.00 - $7,340  
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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$31,797 - $58,267  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 85
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$14.63 - $23.95  
   
Overtime
$23.20 - $36.82  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.36 - $9,787  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $7,340  
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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$31,797 - $58,267  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 89
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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. People who have worked for fewer than five years bring home $38K on average. Median compensation in the five-to-10 year group, however, is higher at approximately $41K. On average, Optical Store Managers make $47K following one to two decades on the job. More than 20 years of experience mean a somewhat bigger median paycheck of $48K, but it's not much more than what less experienced people make.

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Experience Affects Optical Store Manager Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 12%

Experienced
up arrow 9%

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
82 %
Male
18 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
20%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
28%
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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