Optical Store Manager Salary

Optical Store Managers in the United States take home an average $17.71 per hour. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. For the most part, Optical Store Managers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Among survey respondents, women are more common than men; 80 percent of Optical Store Managers are female. While some workers in this profession — about a fifth — do not have any health coverage, a strong majority do receive medical benefits and the larger part have dental insurance.

$32,559 - $60,335
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$33K
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MEDIAN: $43,903
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$14.64 - $24.97
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MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$32,559 - $60,335  
   
Bonus
$0.39 - $9,635  
Profit Sharing
$1,017  
Commission
$0.00 - $9,787  
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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$31,623 - $59,464  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 89
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$14.64 - $24.97  
   
Overtime
$23.23 - $38.66  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.39 - $9,635  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $9,787  
Profit Sharing
$1,017  
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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$31,623 - $59,464  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 93
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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. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience have a median salary of $38K. Those who have been around for five to 10 years can expect to take home more — $41K on average. For Optical Store Managers, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $47K. Veterans who have surpassed the 20-year mark may make only slightly more than those who are navigating the mid-career stage; the more senior group reports median earnings of around $50K.

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Experience Affects Optical Store Manager Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 13%

Experienced
up arrow 6%

National Average
$44,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 7%

Entry-Level
up arrow 14%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 28 votes.

Gender

Female
80 %
Male
20 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
19%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
24%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 72%
dental benefits
Dental: 57%
medical benefits
Vision: 48%
dental benefits
None: 21%
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