Optical Store Manager Salary

Approximately one-half of Optical Store Managers in the United States have been in the field for more than 10 years. Pay can fall anywhere from $32K to $58K per year, but median earnings come to around $44K annually. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. While some workers in this profession — approximately one in five — do not have any health coverage, a strong majority do receive medical benefits and a little more than half have dental insurance. Work is enjoyable for Optical Store Managers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Women account for the majority of Optical Store Managers who took the survey — 80 percent to be exact. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$32,559 - $58,213

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$14.73 - $24.25

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$32,559 - $58,213  
   
Bonus
$0.39 - $9,645  
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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$32,079 - $58,432  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 89
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$14.73 - $24.25  
   
Overtime
$23.39 - $36.97  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.39 - $9,645  
   
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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$32,079 - $58,432  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 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.


For Optical Store Managers, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. Salaries for inexperienced workers average out to $41K, and those with five to 10 years' experience earn a higher median of $38K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $48K in this role. 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 $50K.

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Experience Affects Optical Store Manager Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 13%

Experienced
up arrow 10%

National Average
$44,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 6%

Entry-Level
up arrow 13%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 26 votes.

Gender

Female
80 %
Male
20 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
19%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
21%

Common Health Benefits

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