Optician Apprentice Salary

Median pay for Optician Apprentices in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $11.99 per hour. While one-third report receiving no health benefits, nearly one-half do receive medical coverage, and more than a third have dental, as well. Job satisfaction for Optician Apprentices is high. Among survey respondents, women are more common than men; 84 percent of Optician Apprentices are female. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$9.30 - $16.46
(Median)
$9
$12
$16
MEDIAN: $11.00
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$9.30 - $16.46  
   
Overtime
$14.24 - $23.76  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$0.00 - $970  
   
Commission
$98.63 - $7,127  
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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$19,992 - $34,853  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 150
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Job Description for Optician Apprentice

  • Adjust frame and lens position to fit patient.
  • 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.
  • Under direction of Optician or physician, design, measure, fit, and adapt lenses for patient according to written optical prescription.

Common Career Paths for Optician Apprentice


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Optician Apprentices' salaries may rise greatly for those who assume a higher-end position such as a Licensed Optician. The average Licensed Optician brings home $40K per year. It is quite typical for Optician Apprentices to transition into roles as Licensed Dispensing Opticians or Opticians, where reported median earnings are $15K and $6K higher per year.

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Just a handful of professional skills are reported by Optician Apprentices who took the survey. Sales and Customer Service are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay. It is not unusual for someone who knows Customer Service to be familiar with Sales as well.

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Experience Affects Optician Apprentice Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 24%

Mid-Career
up arrow 10%

National Average
$26,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 3%

Skills That Affect Optician Apprentice Salaries

up arrow 7%

Customer Service
up arrow 1%

National Average
$26,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 25 votes.

Gender

Female
84 %
Male
16 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
56%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 51% dental benefits Dental: 36%
vision benefits Vision: 44% employee benefits None: 33%
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