The average pay for an Entry-Level Optician is $12.59 per hour.

$21,139 - $46,845
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$33K
$47K
MEDIAN: $33,207
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$9.83 - $17.31
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MEDIAN: $12.59
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$21,139 - $46,845  
   
Bonus
$173.83 - $3,608  
Profit Sharing
$700  
Commission
$492.25 - $7,270  
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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$20,732 - $38,870  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 88
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$9.83 - $17.31  
   
Hourly Tips
$2.67  
Overtime
$14.02 - $27.35  
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
$173.83 - $3,608  
   
Commission
$492.25 - $7,270  
Profit Sharing
$700  
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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$20,732 - $38,870  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 1,043

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National Average: $27,177

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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
78 %
Male
22 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 146 votes.
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Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
75%
5-9 years
16%
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 146 votes.

Gender

Female
78 %
Male
22 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 42%
dental benefits
Dental: 29%
vision benefits
Vision: 40%
dental benefits
None: 43%
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