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Optical Store Manager Salary

Median pay for Optical Store Managers in the United States is around $43K annually. Women make up the vast majority of Optical Store Managers (80 percent) who answered the questionnaire. The majority of Optical Store Managers claim high levels of job satisfaction. One-fifth of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, a majority report medical coverage and a little over a half claim dental coverage as well. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$32,417 - $58,426
(Median)
$32K
$43K
$58K
MEDIAN: $43,247
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50%
90%

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$14.62 - $24.02
(Median)
$15
$17
$24
MEDIAN: $17.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$32,417 - $58,426  
   
Bonus
$0.38 - $9,663  
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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$32,020 - $58,267  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 87
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$14.62 - $24.02  
   
Overtime
$22.73 - $36.76  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.38 - $9,663  
   
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).
)
$32,020 - $58,267  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 87
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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 average inexperienced worker earns $39K, and someone who has worked for five to 10 years can expect a bigger median salary of $41K. Optical Store Managers bring in $47K after working for 10 to 20 years. Folks who have racked up more than 20 years in the field report incomes that aren't that much higher than less experienced individuals' earnings; the veterans make just $48K on average.

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Experience Affects Optical Store Manager Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 11%

Experienced
up arrow 9%

National Average
$43,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 5%

Entry-Level
up arrow 11%

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
21%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
20%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 70% dental benefits Dental: 55%
vision benefits Vision: 49% employee benefits None: 21%
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