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Optician Apprentice Salary

Median pay for Optician Apprentices in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $11.76 per hour. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, about a third are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by close to one-half and dental insurance is reported by more than a third. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
$9.13 - $16.25
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$9.13 - $16.25  
   
Overtime
$10.21 - $22.65  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$0.00 - $519  
   
Commission
$103.04 - $4,654  
Total Pay (?
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$19,917 - $34,657  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | 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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As Optician Apprentices make advancements in their career path to roles like Licensed Dispensing Optician, salaries often climb aggressively. On average, Licensed Dispensing Opticians will make $40K annually. Optician Apprentices moving up in their careers tend to step into positions as Licensed Opticians or Opticians. The median paychecks in those roles are $15K higher and $6K higher, respectively.

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Optician Apprentices report a focused set of job skills. Sales and Customer Service are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay. Employees educated in Customer Service are typically practiced in Sales, too.

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Experience Affects Optician Apprentice Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 24%

Mid-Career
up arrow 5%

National Average
$25,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 3%

Skills That Affect Optician Apprentice Salaries

Sales
up arrow 7%

National Average
$25,000

Customer Service
up arrow 1%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 27 votes.

Gender

Female
79 %
Male
21 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
56%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
1%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 50% dental benefits Dental: 35%
vision benefits Vision: 41% employee benefits None: 34%