Entry-Level Optician Salary

The average pay for an Entry-Level Optician is $12.63 per hour.

$21,967 - $49,071
$22K
$34K
$49K
MEDIAN: $34,209
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$9.85 - $17.59
$9
$13
$18
MEDIAN: $12.76
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$21,967 - $49,071  
   
Bonus
$151.01 - $3,677  
Profit Sharing
$875  
Commission
$492.25 - $7,102  
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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$20,843 - $39,711  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 94
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$9.85 - $17.59  
   
Hourly Tips
$3.21  
Overtime
$14.47 - $27.59  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$151.01 - $3,677  
   
Commission
$492.25 - $7,102  
Profit Sharing
$875  
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).
)
$20,843 - $39,711  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 1,052

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $27,522

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Optician Advice

Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Optician in Anyang:
"My optician job is best job for me I love and in joy my work."
Worked hard and every time enjoy and take challenges in.

Optician in Lubbock:
"Optician."
Be prepared to learn everything there is to know about glasses, and apply what you've learned. Technology is always advancing so you have to keep up and do your own research sometimes.

Optician in State College:
"No room to grow."
Be sure you love what you're doing, because you aren't going to get any farther than you are on day one. You may learn more, but there is no room for growth in optical. If you're looking for a career to grow with, look elsewhere.

Optician in Escanaba:
"Raises Were Sporadic."
Be willing to learn as much as possible. Do not let people intimidate you. Go in with an open mind.

Key Stats for Optician

Gender

Female
80 %
Male
20 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 165 votes.
Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
75%
5-9 years
16%
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Years in Fields/Career:
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Skills That Affect Optician Salaries


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National Average
$28,000

Sales
▼1%

▼2%

optician
▼2%


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 165 votes.

Gender

Female
80 %
Male
20 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 43%
dental benefits
Dental: 30%
vision benefits
Vision: 40%
no benefits
None: 42%
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