Average Mid-Career Optical Assistant Hourly Pay in United Kingdom

£7.93
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The average hourly pay for a Mid-Career Optical Assistant in United Kingdom is £7.93.
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£6.82
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£7.93
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£8.70
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MEDIAN £7.93
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Hourly Rate
£7 - £9
Total Pay
£13,821 - £18,251

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Job Description for Optical Assistant

Optical Assistant Tasks
  • Fit and dispense glasses and contact lens for patients.
  • Take patient history and perform preliminary examination of patient.
  • Assist Optometrist with examinations and maintain patient charts.

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Career Paths

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Optical Assistant
Dispensing Optician
Personal Assistant
Optometrist
More common (> 20%)
Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
Less common (< 8%)

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Popular Skills for Optical Assistant

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Pay by Experience Level for Optical Assistant

An entry-level Optical Assistant with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of £7.20 based on 35 salaries. An early career Optical Assistant with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of £7.42 based on 220 salaries. An experienced Optical Assistant with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of £7.97 based on 84 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of £9.

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Years of Experience

This data is based on 352 survey responses.
Entry Level
9.9%
Early Career
62.5%
Experienced
23.9%
Late Career
3.7%