A Dispensing Optician earns an average salary of £20,007 per year.

£15,610 - £28,440
£16K
£20K
£28K
MEDIAN: £20,461
10%
50%
90%
£7.29 - £18.55
£7
£11
£19
MEDIAN: £10.98
10%
50%
90%
£0£29K
Salary £15,610 - £28,440
Bonus £304 - £2,479
Commission £840
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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£15,741 - £29,566
  • Country: United Kingdom
  • Currency: GBP
  • Updated: 16 Jun 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 310
Hourly Data £0£18
Hourly Rate £7.29 - £18.55
Overtime £15.00
Annual Data £0£29K
Bonus £304 - £2,479
Commission £840
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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£15,741 - £29,566
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: GBP
  • Updated: 16 Jun 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 35

Job Description for Dispensing Optician

Dispensing opticians usually work in a clinical or retail environment dedicated to the dispensing of eyeglasses, contact lenses, and other visual aids. Strong customer service skills are important in this position so that customers return for future service and refer the business to their acquaintances.

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Dispensing 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 Dispensing Optician

Pay by Experience for a Dispensing Optician has a positive trend. An entry-level Dispensing Optician with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of ₤19,000 based on 79 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Dispensing Optician with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of ₤21,000 based on 61 salaries. An experienced Dispensing Optician which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of ₤22,000 based on 54 salaries. A Dispensing Optician with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of ₤27,000 based on 25 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: £20,980

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Key Stats for Dispensing Optician

Gender

Female
76 %
Male
24 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 6 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
17%

Experience Affects Dispensing Optician Salaries

Late-Career
▲29%

▲7%

Mid-Career
▼0%

National Average
₤21,000

Entry-Level
▼9%

Skills That Affect Dispensing Optician Salaries

Dispensing Optician
▲5%

Customer Service
▲5%

dispensing
▲1%

National Average
₤21,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 6 votes.

Gender

Female
76 %
Male
24 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 11%
dental benefits
Dental: 12%
vision benefits
Vision: 44%
no benefits
None: 50%