An Optician in Toronto, Ontario earns an average wage of C$20.23 per hour.

C$38,978 - C$60,979
C$39K
C$45K
C$61K
MEDIAN: C$45,315
10%
50%
90%
C$15.03 - C$30.89
C$15
C$22
C$31
MEDIAN: C$21.62
10%
50%
90%
C$0C$65K
Salary C$38,978 - C$60,979
Bonus C$1,500
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$34,577 - C$65,180
  • Country: Canada
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 18 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 20
Hourly Data C$0C$30
Hourly Rate C$15.03 - C$30.89
Overtime C$27.47
Annual Data C$0C$65K
Bonus C$1,500
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$34,577 - C$65,180
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 18 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 50

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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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$41,000 based on 16 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$42,000 based on 10 salaries. An experienced Optician which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$52,000 based on 8 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$63,000 based on 6 salaries.

Key Stats for Optician

Gender

Female
68 %
Male
32 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 2 votes.
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
13%

Experience Affects Optician Salaries

Late-Career
▲37%

Experienced
▲14%

National Average
C$46,000

Mid-Career
▼9%

Entry-Level
▼12%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 2 votes.

Gender

Female
68 %
Male
32 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 40%
dental benefits
Dental: 37%
vision benefits
Vision: 33%
no benefits
None: 57%