The average wage for a Mid-Career Optician is C$22.02 per hour.

C$35,234 - C$57,970
C$35K
C$50K
C$58K
MEDIAN: C$49,524
10%
50%
90%
C$15.30 - C$25.80
C$15
C$21
C$26
MEDIAN: C$21.12
10%
50%
90%
C$0C$57K
Salary C$35,234 - C$57,970
Bonus C$489 - C$5,918
Profit Sharing C$1,100
Commission C$3,000
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$32,472 - C$57,128
  • Country: Canada
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 17 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 52
Hourly Data C$0C$33
Hourly Rate C$15.30 - C$25.80
Hourly Tips C$2.80
Overtime C$30.44
Annual Data C$0C$57K
Bonus C$489 - C$5,918
Commission C$3,000
Profit Sharing C$1,100
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$32,472 - C$57,128
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 17 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 111

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.

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Key Stats for Optician

Gender

Female
80 %
Male
20 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 18 votes.
5-9 years
75%
10-19 years
25%

Skills That Affect Optician Salaries

Sales
▲5%

Customer Service
▲4%

National Average
C$46,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 18 votes.

Gender

Female
80 %
Male
20 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 52%
dental benefits
Dental: 51%
vision benefits
Vision: 47%
no benefits
None: 33%