Average Optical Assistant with Sales Skills Hourly Pay in United Kingdom

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The average hourly pay for an Optical Assistant with Sales skills in United Kingdom is £7.79.
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Hourly Rate
£7 - £9
£121 - £1,987
Total Pay
£13,448 - £18,266

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Job Description for Optical Assistant

Popular Employer Salaries for Optical Assistant

The top respondents for the job title Optical Assistant are from the companies Specsavers, Vision Express Ltd and Tesco PLC. Reported salaries are highest at The Boots Company PLC where the average pay is £8.46. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Tesco PLC, earning around £7.95. Vision Express Ltd pays the lowest at around £7.47. Specsavers also pays on the lower end of the scale, paying £7.48.

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Popular Skills for Optical Assistant

Skills in Retail and Oral / Verbal Communication are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Office Administration, Administration and Customer Service.

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 £6.91 based on 9 salaries. An early career Optical Assistant with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of £7.59 based on 102 salaries. A mid-career Optical Assistant with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of £8.05 based on 46 salaries. An experienced Optical Assistant with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of £8.07 based on 29 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of £0.
Employees with Optical Assistant in their job title in Manchester, England: Manchester earn an average of 6.3% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Bristol, England: Bristol (5.9% more) and London, England: London (0.3% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Glasgow, Scotland: Glasgow (8.9% less).

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