AU$25.98
Avg. Hourly Rate
Help us gather more data!
Is Optical Dispenser your job title? Get your free, personalized salary report
Take our survey now »

A Late-Career Optical Dispenser earns an average wage of AU$27.20 per hour.

AU$40,089 - AU$70,957
AU$40K
AU$55K
AU$71K
MEDIAN: AU$55,137
10%
50%
90%
AU$22.22 - AU$34.32
AU$22
AU$26
AU$34
MEDIAN: AU$25.98
10%
50%
90%
AU$0AU$71K
Salary AU$40,089 - AU$70,957
Bonus AU$0.00 - AU$53,829
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).
)
AU$46,159 - AU$71,750
  • Country: Australia
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 11 Aug 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 30
Hourly Data AU$0AU$37
Hourly Rate AU$22.22 - AU$34.32
Overtime AU$24.00
Annual Data AU$0AU$71K
Bonus AU$0.00 - AU$53,829
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).
)
AU$46,159 - AU$71,750
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 11 Aug 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 87

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.

Read More...

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

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: AU$54,932

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

Key Stats for Optical Dispenser

Gender

Female
82 %
Male
18 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 2 votes.
20 years or more
100%

Skills That Affect Optical Dispenser Salaries

▲1%


▼0%

National Average
AU$55,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 2 votes.

Gender

Female
82 %
Male
18 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 2%
dental benefits
Dental:
vision benefits
Vision: 20%
no benefits
None: 78%