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Optical Store Manager Salary

Optical Store Managers in the United States can expect to earn an average of $43K annually. Female Optical Store Managers far outnumber their male contemporaries among survey respondents. For the most part, Optical Store Managers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Around one in five of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, the greater part report medical coverage and a little over a half claim dental coverage as well. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$32,417 - $58,426
(Median)
$32K
$43K
$58K
MEDIAN: $43,247
10%
50%
90%

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$14.61 - $24.06
(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
$0.36 - $9,680  
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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$31,994 - $58,304  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 87
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$14.61 - $24.06  
   
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
$0.36 - $9,680  
   
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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$31,994 - $58,304  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 86

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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.


Optical Store Managers do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. Folks with fewer than five years of experience take home $39K on average, and those who have worked for five to 10 years see a bigger median salary of $41K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Optical Store Managers make a median salary of $47K. Optical Store Managers who surpass 20 years on the job report pay that isn't as high as one would expect; the median compensation for this crowd sits around $48K.

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Experience Affects Optical Store Manager Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 11%

Experienced
up arrow 10%

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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