AU$21.21
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation for this job:

Bonus

AU$500

Commission

AU$2,600

The average pay for an Entry-Level Optical Dispenser is AU$21.04 per hour.

AU$36,010 - AU$56,628
AU$36K
AU$45K
AU$57K
MEDIAN: AU$45,263
10%
50%
90%
AU$17.91 - AU$25.30
AU$18
AU$21
AU$25
MEDIAN: AU$21.21
10%
50%
90%
AU$0AU$56K
Salary AU$36,010 - AU$56,628
Bonus AU$96.96 - AU$5,641
Commission AU$2,600
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$37,009 - AU$54,426
  • Country: Australia
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 22 Sep 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 72
Hourly Data AU$0AU$38
Hourly Rate AU$17.91 - AU$25.30
Overtime AU$9.70 - AU$38.28
Annual Data AU$0AU$54K
Bonus AU$96.96 - AU$5,641
Commission AU$2,600
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$37,009 - AU$54,426
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 22 Sep 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 194

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

Pay Difference by Location

-4%

-8%

National Average: AU$44,705

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

Optical Dispenser Advice

Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

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.

Key Stats for Optical Dispenser

Gender

Female
82 %
Male
18 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 3 votes.
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
74%
5-9 years
19%

Skills That Affect Optical Dispenser Salaries


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National Average
AU$45,000

Sales
▼1%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 3 votes.

Gender

Female
82 %
Male
18 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 5%
dental benefits
Dental: 2%
vision benefits
Vision: 36%
no benefits
None: 63%