AU$50,721
Avg. Salary
AU$23.48
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

AU$1,030

Bonus

AU$4,913

Commission

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for an Optical Dispenser is AU$23.48 per hour.

The average pay for an Optical Dispenser is AU$50,721 per year.

10%
AU$19.46
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AU$23.48
50%
AU$28.75
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MEDIAN AU$23.48
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AU$39k
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AU$51k
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AU$64k
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MEDIAN AU$50,721
AU$39,140 - AU$63,934
AU$39K
AU$51K
AU$64K
MEDIAN: AU$50,721
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AU$19.46 - AU$28.75
AU$19
AU$23
AU$29
MEDIAN: AU$23.48
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50%
90%
AU$0AU$63K
Salary AU$39,140 - AU$63,934
Bonus AU$104 - AU$5,451
Commission AU$4,913
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$40,328 - AU$61,917
  • Country: Australia
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 16 Apr 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 138
Hourly Data AU$0AU$44
Hourly Rate AU$19.46 - AU$28.75
Overtime AU$20.43 - AU$44.95
Annual Data AU$0AU$61K
Bonus AU$104 - AU$5,451
Commission AU$4,913
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$40,328 - AU$61,917
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 16 Apr 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 453

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

20%

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-18%

National Average: AU$49,881

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Optical Dispenser Reviews

Q: What is it like working as an Optical Dispenser?

Optical Dispenser in Hobart:
"Love it."
Pros: Not fair to travel
Cons: Pay rate

Optical Dispenser in Perth:
"Optical dispensing."
Pros: Customer service and relations.
Cons: The pay.

Optical Dispenser in Melbourne:
"I'm having pay issues with my employer at the moment. Make."
Make sure you are paid the correct hourly rate. Keep records of all entitlements, used and owed. Ask and enquire as soon as you find out you are not paid correctly and insist on getting your pay slip promptly. Excellent Service with a Smile is my motto.

Optical Dispenser in Dubbo:
"Exciting."
Pros: Trouble shooting and customer service.
Cons: I cannot think of anything.

Optical Dispenser in Sydney:
"Stressful at times."
Pros: Happy customers.
Cons: The low pay.

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Key Stats for Optical Dispenser

Gender

Female
82 %
Male
18 %
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
19%

Experience Affects Optical Dispenser Salaries

▲14%

▲3%

▼0%

National Average
AU$50,000

▼12%

Skills That Affect Optical Dispenser Salaries

National Average
AU$50,000

▼1%

Customer Service
▼2%

Sales
▼2%

Optical Dispenser
▼2%

▼5%

Gender

Female
82 %
Male
18 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
19%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 3%
dental benefits
Dental: 1%
vision benefits
Vision: 27%
no benefits
None: 72%