The average hourly pay for an Optical Dispenser in Australia is AU$24.07.
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What Do Optical Dispensers Do?
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 min…Read more
Popular Employer Salaries for Optical Dispenser
The top respondents for the job title Optical Dispenser are from the companies Specsavers, Luxottica Retail Group and Eyecare Plus. Reported salaries are highest at Eyecare Plus where the average pay is AU$23.40. Luxottica Retail Group pays the lowest at around AU$22.87.
Optical Dispenser Job Listings
What Are Popular Skills for Optical Dispensers?
Skills in Technical Services and Precision Measurement are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Retail, Sales and Customer Service.
What is the Pay by Experience Level for Optical Dispensers?
An entry-level Optical Dispenser with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of AU$20.66 based on 19 salaries. An early career Optical Dispenser with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$22.32 based on 154 salaries. A mid-career Optical Dispenser with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$24.26 based on 153 salaries. An experienced Optical Dispenser with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$24.73 based on 116 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of AU$27.
Pay Difference by Location
Employees with Optical Dispenser in their job title in Brisbane, Queensland earn an average of 3.0% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Sydney, New South Wales (2.1% more) and Perth, Western Australia (1.2% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Melbourne, Victoria (4.4% less), Toowoomba, Queensland (2.8% less) and Gold Coast, Queensland (1.3% less).
Years of Experience
This data is based on 544 survey responses.