AU$24.20
Avg. Hourly Rate
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An Optical Dispenser in Perth, Western Australia earns an average wage of AU$23.90 per hour. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 10 years in this career.

AU$34,724 - AU$62,148
AU$35K
AU$48K
AU$62K
MEDIAN: AU$47,932
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50%
90%
AU$18.62 - AU$27.77
AU$19
AU$24
AU$28
MEDIAN: AU$24.20
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50%
90%
AU$0AU$62K
Salary AU$34,724 - AU$62,148
Bonus AU$1,450
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$38,698 - AU$58,964
  • Country: Australia
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 15 Sep 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 12
Hourly Data AU$0AU$27
Hourly Rate AU$18.62 - AU$27.77
Overtime AU$10.00
Annual Data AU$0AU$58K
Bonus AU$1,450
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$38,698 - AU$58,964
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 15 Sep 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 35

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

Key Stats for Optical Dispenser

Gender

Female
83 %
Male
17 %
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
32%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
13%

Experience Affects Optical Dispenser Salaries

▲4%

National Average
AU$50,000

▼17%

Skills That Affect Optical Dispenser Salaries


▲2%

National Average
AU$50,000

▼8%

Gender

Female
83 %
Male
17 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
32%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 8%
dental benefits
Dental:
vision benefits
Vision: 35%
no benefits
None: 62%