The average wage for an Optician is C$20.44 per hour.

C$33,402 - C$61,123
C$33K
C$49K
C$61K
MEDIAN: C$48,958
10%
50%
90%
C$14.58 - C$27.72
C$15
C$20
C$28
MEDIAN: C$20.49
10%
50%
90%
C$0C$61K
Salary C$33,402 - C$61,123
Bonus C$302 - C$5,091
Profit Sharing C$1,017
Commission C$1,174 - C$15,456
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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C$30,716 - C$60,860
  • Country: Canada
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 20 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 144
Hourly Data C$0C$44
Hourly Rate C$14.58 - C$27.72
Hourly Tips C$1.46
Overtime C$26.32 - C$44.04
Annual Data C$0C$60K
Bonus C$302 - C$5,091
Commission C$1,174 - C$15,456
Profit Sharing C$1,017
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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C$30,716 - C$60,860
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 20 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 399

Job Description for Optician

Opticians assist customers who require vision tests, prescriptions, repairs, and, in some cases, minor eye surgery; essentially, they helps customers determine which prescription they require and assist with any other questions or needs that they may have. Opticians use a piece of equipment called an phoropter to measure the depth of vision that each customer has, and then they are able to determine exactly which prescription the customer needs. Other equipment is also used, including a tonometer, which injects a small amount of air pressure into the eyeball to test for glaucoma. All opticians should be familiar with this equipment, and some may also be able to operate laser surgery machines for outpatient correction procedures.

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Optician 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.

Optician Pay By Employer

$0$55K

$26,456

$33,249

Visionworks
40 profiles
$27,271

$23,224

$28,614

Sam's Club
23 profiles
$31,150

$25,615

$26,636

$23,162

$28,130

Optician Job Listings

Pay by Experience Level for Optician

Pay by Experience for an Optician has a positive trend. An entry-level Optician with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$39,000 based on 117 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Optician with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$48,000 based on 81 salaries. An experienced Optician which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$49,000 based on 74 salaries. An Optician with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$52,000 based on 53 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: C$44,609

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Key Stats for Optician

Gender

Female
76 %
Male
24 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 51 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
20%

Experience Affects Optician Salaries

Late-Career
▲18%

▲11%

▲7%

National Average
C$45,000

▼13%

Skills That Affect Optician Salaries

optician
▲6%

Office Management
▲6%

National Average
C$45,000

Sales
▼1%


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 51 votes.

Gender

Female
76 %
Male
24 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
20%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 52%
dental benefits
Dental: 48%
vision benefits
Vision: 50%
no benefits
None: 33%