An average Optical Store Manager in the United States can expect to take home roughly $19.50 per hour. Career duration and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Health benefits are not claimed by all — around one in five lack any form of coverage — but a fair number have medical insurance, and more than half have dental, too. The majority of Optical Store Managers claim high levels of job satisfaction. Men are in the minority of survey respondents, with female Optical Store Managers making up 77 percent. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$35,235 - $61,277
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$35K
$48K
$61K
MEDIAN: $47,909
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$14.50 - $26.42
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$14
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$26
MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$35,235 - $61,277  
   
Bonus
$303.04 - $9,967  
Profit Sharing
$2,555  
Commission
$507 - $17,754  
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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$31,424 - $65,025  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 50
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$14.50 - $26.42  
   
Overtime
$32.75  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$303.04 - $9,967  
   
Commission
$507 - $17,754  
Profit Sharing
$2,555  
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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$31,424 - $65,025  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 52
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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, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. The median compensation for relatively untried workers is $39K; in the five-to-10 year group, it's higher at around $43K. Optical Store Managers who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $49K. Individuals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience don't seem to earn much more than people who have 10 to 20 years under their belts; the more senior group reports an average income of $51K.

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Experience Affects Optical Store Manager Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 10%

Experienced
up arrow 7%

National Average
$46,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 7%

Entry-Level
up arrow 16%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 11 votes.

Gender

Female
77 %
Male
23 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
18%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
35%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 73%
dental benefits
Dental: 58%
medical benefits
Vision: 51%
dental benefits
None: 21%
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