The average wage for an Optician in San Diego, California is $16.66 per hour. For the first five to ten years in this position, wages increase steeply, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.

$10.75 - $21.19
(Median)
$11
$17
$21
MEDIAN: $16.00
10%
50%
90%

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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$10.75 - $21.19  
   
Overtime
$27.32  
Local Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$1,850  
   
Commission
$3,000  
Total Pay (?
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$24,528 - $47,082  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 24
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About San Diego, California

San Diego County, California
1,360,364
Male:
693,826 (49.7%)
Female:
701,081 (50.3%)
San Diego /ˌsæn diːˈeɪɡoʊ/ (Spanish for "Saint Didacus") is a major city in California, United States. It is in San Diego County, on the coast of the Pacific Ocean in Southern California, approximately 120 miles (190 km) south of Los Angeles and immediately adjacent to the border with Mexico. With an estimated population of 1,394,928 as of July 1, 2015, San Diego is the eighth-largest city in the United States and second-largest in California. It is part of the San Diego–Tijuana conurbation, the second-largest transborder agglomeration between the US and a bordering country after Detroit–Windsor, with a population of 4,922,723 people. San Diego is known as "the birthplace of California" and is known for its mild year-round climate, natural deep-water harbor, extensive beaches, long association with the United States Navy and recent emergence as a healthcare and biotechnology development center. Historically home to the Kumeyaay people, San Diego was the first site visited...
San Diego:
$67,871
California:
$64,500
$1,444
San Diego:
$526,900
California:
$449,100
4.5%

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Experience Affects Optician Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 8%

Mid-Career
up arrow 5%

National Average
$37,000


Skills That Affect Optician Salaries

Sales
0%

National Average
$37,000

Customer Service
up arrow 2%

Optometry
up arrow 3%

Insurance
up arrow 8%

Troubleshooting
up arrow 8%

Billing
up arrow 9%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 3 votes.

Gender

Female
80 %
Male
20 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 50%
dental benefits
Dental: 21%
medical benefits
Vision: 29%
dental benefits
None: 43%
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