The average salary for an Optician, Dispensing is $31,921 per year.

$11.19 - $16.85
(Median)
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$14
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MEDIAN: $13.00
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$13.56  
   
Overtime
$35.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$13K$26K$39K
Bonus
$1,977  
   
Commission
$2,150  
Total Pay (?
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$18,846 - $37,833  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 8
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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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Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
20%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 67%
dental benefits
Dental: 67%
medical benefits
Vision: 67%
dental benefits
None: 33%
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