The average rate for an Optical Dispenser at Specsavers is AU$22.61 per hour. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 10 years' experience in this field.

AU$36,174 - AU$55,955
AU$50K
MEDIAN: AU$50,000
50%
AU$18.19 - AU$27.19
AU$18
AU$23
AU$27
MEDIAN: AU$22.55
10%
50%
90%
AU$0AU$59K
Salary AU$50,000
Bonus AU$1,150
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$37,554 - AU$59,432
  • Country: Australia
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 13 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 7
Hourly Data AU$0AU$35
Hourly Rate AU$18.19 - AU$27.19
Hourly Tips AU$0.00
Overtime AU$31.90
Annual Data AU$0AU$59K
Bonus AU$1,150
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$37,554 - AU$59,432
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 13 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 38

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

National Average: AU$47,599

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

Specsavers Reviews

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

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

Key Stats for Optical Dispenser

Gender

Female
71 %
Male
29 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 3 votes.
1-4 years
51%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
7%
20 years or more
16%

Experience Affects Optical Dispenser Salaries

▲4%

National Average
AU$48,000

▼4%

Skills That Affect Optical Dispenser Salaries

National Average
AU$48,000


▼1%

▼2%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
71 %
Male
29 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
51%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
7%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 2%
dental benefits
Dental:
vision benefits
Vision: 39%
no benefits
None: 59%