Optical Store Manager Salary
Optical Store Managers in the United States can expect to earn an average of $19.73 per hour. Experience level and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Men are in the minority of survey respondents, with female Optical Store Managers making up 77 percent. Job satisfaction for Optical Store Managers is high. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and one-fifth lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by a fair number and dental coverage is claimed by a majority. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
|Salary||$38,452 - $69,531|
|Bonus||$400.00 - $9,944|
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|$31,363 - $67,439|
|Hourly Rate||$14.10 - $29.64|
|Bonus||$400.00 - $9,944|
|Total Pay (||$31,363 - $67,439|
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.
Pay by Experience Level for Optical Store Manager
Pay by Experience for an Optical Store Manager has a positive trend. An entry-level Optical Store Manager with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $39,000 based on 18 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Optical Store Manager with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $42,000 based on 23 salaries. An experienced Optical Store Manager which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $50,000 based on 27 salaries. An Optical Store Manager with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $50,000 based on 30 salaries.
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