Optician, Dispensing Salary

The average rate for an Optician, Dispensing is $15.06 per hour.

$10.99 - $17.77
(Median)
$11
$15
$18
MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$7$14$21
Hourly Rate
$10.99 - $17.77  
   
Overtime
$19.13  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,400  
   
Commission
$3,000  
Total Pay (?
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$23,294 - $37,750  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 25
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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
87 %
Male
13 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
17%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 50%
dental benefits
Dental: 25%
medical benefits
Vision: 25%
dental benefits
None: 40%
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