An Optical Dispenser earns an average wage of AU$22.91 per hour. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career.

AU$37,684 - AU$62,216
AU$38K
AU$50K
AU$62K
MEDIAN: AU$49,768
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50%
90%
AU$19.10 - AU$28.39
AU$19
AU$23
AU$28
MEDIAN: AU$23.01
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50%
90%
AU$0AU$62K
Salary AU$37,684 - AU$62,216
Bonus AU$101 - AU$5,438
Commission AU$150
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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AU$39,441 - AU$60,955
  • Country: Australia
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 21 Apr 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 177
Hourly Data AU$0AU$45
Hourly Rate AU$19.10 - AU$28.39
Hourly Tips AU$0.00
Overtime AU$9.93 - AU$45.35
Annual Data AU$0AU$60K
Bonus AU$101 - AU$5,438
Commission AU$150
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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AU$39,441 - AU$60,955
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 21 Apr 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 481

Job Description for Optical Dispenser

Optical dispensers interpret different optical prescriptions and fit frames and lenses. Their responsibilities include discussing eyewear needs with clients, as well as helping clients to choose an appropriate frame that meets prescription requirements. They are also in charge of discussing and recommending different types of lenses and lens enhancements, shaping lenses, fitting lenses to frames, and making sure that eyewear fits correctly on a client. Optical dispensers must be able to make minor repairs to damaged frames, clean the laboratory area, handle computer printouts, and maintain department logs. Other tasks include adjusting patient eyeglass frames, maintaining optical supplies, answering telephones, maintaining inventory and client records, and resolving any client complaints. Optical dispensers typically work alongside or under optometrists, ophthalmologists, and/or optical mechanics. They typically work indoors and may work part time or full time.

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Optical Dispenser Tasks

  • Design, measure, fit, and adapt lenses for patient according to written optical prescription.
  • 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.

Optical Dispenser Job Listings

Popular Skills for Optical Dispenser

Pay by Experience Level for Optical Dispenser

Pay by Experience for an Optical Dispenser has a positive trend. An entry-level Optical Dispenser with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$44,000 based on 302 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Optical Dispenser with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$50,000 based on 217 salaries. An experienced Optical Dispenser which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$52,000 based on 82 salaries. An Optical Dispenser with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$57,000 based on 61 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: AU$48,974

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Key Stats for Optical Dispenser

Gender

Female
82 %
Male
18 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 21 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
18%

Experience Affects Optical Dispenser Salaries

▲16%

▲5%

▲2%

National Average
AU$49,000

▼10%

Skills That Affect Optical Dispenser Salaries

▲1%

Customer Service
▼0%

Optical Dispenser
▼0%

National Average
AU$49,000

Sales
▼1%

▼3%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 21 votes.

Gender

Female
82 %
Male
18 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 3%
dental benefits
Dental: 1%
vision benefits
Vision: 33%
no benefits
None: 66%