Average Optical Assistant Salary in Manchester, England: Manchester

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The average salary for an Optical Assistant in Manchester, England: Manchester is £14,791.
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£14k - £16k
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£13k - £18k

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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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Optical Assistant
Dispensing Optician
Personal Assistant
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Pay by Experience Level for Optical Assistant

An early career Optical Assistant with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of £14,791 based on 6 salaries. An experienced Optical Assistant with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of £14,030 based on 6 salaries.
Employees with Optical Assistant in their job title in Sheffield, England: South Yorkshire earn an average of 13.2% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Maidstone, England: Kent (8.5% more) and Birmingham, England: West Midlands (5.5% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Birmingham, England: Birmingham (15.5% less), Bristol, England: Bristol (5.2% less) and Glasgow, Scotland: Glasgow (3.7% less).

Years of Experience

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Early Career