The average wage for an Experienced Optician is C$23.29 per hour.

C$33,000 - C$60,789
C$33K
C$50K
C$61K
MEDIAN: C$49,935
10%
50%
90%
C$18.00 - C$30.56
C$18
C$24
C$31
MEDIAN: C$23.62
10%
50%
90%
C$0C$65K
Salary C$33,000 - C$60,789
Bonus C$194 - C$4,122
Profit Sharing C$1,200
Commission C$2,027 - C$29,590
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$38,035 - C$65,108
  • Country: Canada
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 13 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 44
Hourly Data C$0C$36
Hourly Rate C$18.00 - C$30.56
Overtime C$30.52
Annual Data C$0C$65K
Bonus C$194 - C$4,122
Commission C$2,027 - C$29,590
Profit Sharing C$1,200
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$38,035 - C$65,108
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 13 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 99

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
84 %
Male
16 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 12 votes.
10-19 years
80%
20 years or more
20%

Skills That Affect Optician Salaries

National Average
C$50,000

Sales
▼4%

Customer Service
▼5%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 12 votes.

Gender

Female
84 %
Male
16 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 55%
dental benefits
Dental: 49%
vision benefits
Vision: 53%
no benefits
None: 33%