The average wage for an Entry-Level Optician is C$18.31 per hour.

C$26,631 - C$58,882
C$27K
C$42K
C$59K
MEDIAN: C$42,172
10%
50%
90%
C$12.35 - C$23.62
C$12
C$18
C$24
MEDIAN: C$18.40
10%
50%
90%
C$0C$58K
Salary C$26,631 - C$58,882
Bonus C$294 - C$5,034
Profit Sharing C$802
Commission C$805 - C$28,210
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$26,294 - C$51,332
  • Country: Canada
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 13 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 47
Hourly Data C$0C$47
Hourly Rate C$12.35 - C$23.62
Hourly Tips C$0.13
Overtime C$26.92 - C$47.68
Annual Data C$0C$51K
Bonus C$294 - C$5,034
Commission C$805 - C$28,210
Profit Sharing C$802
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$26,294 - C$51,332
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 13 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 186

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 Job Listings

Optician Advice

Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

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.

Key Stats for Optician

Gender

Female
72 %
Male
28 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 18 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
79%
5-9 years
16%

Skills That Affect Optician Salaries

National Average
C$40,000

Customer Service
▼5%

Sales
▼7%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
72 %
Male
28 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 50%
dental benefits
Dental: 50%
vision benefits
Vision: 43%
no benefits
None: 35%