Optician Apprentice Salary

Pay for Optician Apprentices in the United States sits in the ballpark of $11.92 per hour. The vast majority of Optician Apprentices (84 percent) who responded to the survey are women. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, nearly one in three are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by roughly one-half and dental insurance is reported by more than a third. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$9.21 - $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
$9.21 - $16.46  
   
Overtime
$11.00 - $22.89  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$0.00 - $521  
   
Commission
$100.00 - $7,075  
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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$19,895 - $34,776  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 147

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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 who move on to become Licensed Dispensing Opticians may enjoy significant pay raises, as Licensed Dispensing Opticians get paid an average of $40K per year. Optician Apprentices most often move into positions as Licensed Opticians or Opticians; those groups report median salaries that are $15K higher and $6K higher, respectively.

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Optician Apprentices note just a narrow range of job skills. Sales and Customer Service are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay. Many workers who know Customer Service also know Sales.

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Experience Affects Optician Apprentice Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 24%

Mid-Career
up arrow 8%

National Average
$26,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 3%

Skills That Affect Optician Apprentice Salaries

up arrow 9%

Customer Service
up arrow 3%

National Average
$26,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 26 votes.

Gender

Female
84 %
Male
16 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
55%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 51% dental benefits Dental: 35%
vision benefits Vision: 39% employee benefits None: 34%