C$49,247
Avg. Salary
C$20.80
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

C$1,453

Bonus

C$1,100

Profit Sharing

C$3,107

Commission

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for an Optician is C$20.80 per hour.

The average pay for an Optician is C$49,247 per year.

C$14.93
10%
C$20.80
50%
C$28.43
90%
MEDIAN C$20.80
C$31k
10%
C$49k
50%
C$62k
90%
MEDIAN C$49,247
C$30,696 - C$61,817
C$31K
C$49K
C$62K
MEDIAN: C$49,247
10%
50%
90%
C$14.93 - C$28.43
C$15
C$21
C$28
MEDIAN: C$20.80
10%
50%
90%
C$0C$61K
Salary C$30,696 - C$61,817
Bonus C$410 - C$5,117
Profit Sharing C$503 - C$14,899
Commission C$900 - C$15,000
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$31,136 - C$61,514
  • Country: Canada
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 11 Dec 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 131
Hourly Data C$0C$45
Hourly Rate C$14.93 - C$28.43
Hourly Tips C$2.80
Overtime C$26.65 - C$45.00
Annual Data C$0C$61K
Bonus C$410 - C$5,117
Commission C$900 - C$15,000
Profit Sharing C$503 - C$14,899
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).
)
C$31,136 - C$61,514
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 11 Dec 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 390

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$57K

$26,733

$33,249

Visionworks
39 profiles
$27,342

$23,290

Sam's Club
24 profiles
$30,941

$24,990

$22,323

Eyemart Express
15 profiles
$20,625

$21,961

$38,480

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

-4%

-5%

-12%

National Average: C$45,055

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

Optician Advice

Q: What is it like working as an Optician?

Optician in Ottawa:
"HR education is a must."
Don't limit your skills to Opticianry. Investigate sales, HR, public relations, etc.

Optician in Kelowna:
Make certain your employer honest get all benefits and pay rate in writing. In this profession be aware there are huge variances in pay ensure you are paid what you are worth and equal to all those who work the same skill sets. If employer offers to pay for your school and licensing get it in writing. Question any licensing requirements that varies from the courses taken. Question what licensing entails and if licenses are there only to profit for those issuing the license .

Optician in Montréal:
"Talk to people."
Always keep contacts with your entourage.

Optician in St Albert:
"Perks, Be Able To Learn Everyday At Work."
Pros: Dispensary, having good interaction with patients, meeting new people.
Cons: They cannot train you every time. You will eventually learn by yourself.

Optician in Winnipeg:
"Optician."
Pros: Helping people see. Assisting people pick out eyewear.
Cons: The poor pay, and the lack of commission.

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Key Stats for Optician

Gender

Female
78 %
Male
22 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 60 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
20%

Experience Affects Optician Salaries

Late-Career
▲16%

▲10%

▲6%

National Average
C$45,000

▼14%

Skills That Affect Optician Salaries

optician
▲5%

Office Management
▲5%

National Average
C$45,000

Sales
▼2%


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 60 votes.

Gender

Female
78 %
Male
22 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
20%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 50%
dental benefits
Dental: 45%
vision benefits
Vision: 45%
no benefits
None: 37%