Optician, Dispensing Salary

The average rate for an Optician, Dispensing is $14.87 per hour.

$10.56 - $17.89
(Median)
$11
$15
$18
MEDIAN: $14.00
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$10.56 - $17.89  
   
Overtime
$8.13 - $26.23  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $511  
   
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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$22,338 - $38,661  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 36
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Job Description for Optician, Dispensing

A dispensing optician usually works at an eye care store. The store will usually offer eye exams, so that the type of eyewear a client needs can be understood. However, the optician will also accept prescriptions obtained by ophthalmologists, in order to create lenses that are well-fitted to the patient’s vision. Usually, the optician will offer contact lenses, glasses, and spectacles.

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Optician, Dispensing Tasks

  • Prepare work order for optical laboratory containing instructions for grinding and mounting lenses in frames.
  • Measure patient for size of eyeglasses and coordinate frames and optical prescription.
  • Design, measure, fit, and adapt lenses for patient according to written optical prescription.
  • Adjust frame and lens position to fit patient.

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Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
83 %
Male
17 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
17%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 45% dental benefits Dental: 29%
vision benefits Vision: 29% employee benefits None: 45%
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