The average hourly pay for a Certified Optician is $16.38.
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Job Description for Certified Optician
Certified opticians must possess an American Board of Optometry (ABO) board certificate. The certification will demonstrate that they are qualified to provide quality services in their field. These opticians are generally required to have at least a bachelor's degree in a related field. They must keep up with new developments in their industry and use their knowledge to provide high-quality service. Certified opticians must work directly with customers to help with frame selection and to p…Read more
Popular Employer Salaries for Certified Optician
The top respondents for the job title Certified Optician are from the companies Wal-Mart Stores, Inc, Rx Optical and LensCrafters Inc.. Reported salaries are highest at Wal-Mart Stores, Inc where the average pay is $14.36. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Rx Optical, earning around $14.09. National Vision, Inc. pays the lowest at around $12.00. Sam's Club also pays on the lower end of the scale, paying $13.85.
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Popular Skills for Certified Optician
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Skills in Technical Sales, Sales Management and Troubleshooting are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Sales and Customer Service.
Pay by Experience Level for Certified Optician
An early career Certified Optician with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $13.90 based on 121 salaries. A mid-career Certified Optician with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $15.51 based on 113 salaries. An experienced Certified Optician with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $17.42 based on 160 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $18.
Pay Difference by Location
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Employees with Certified Optician in their job title in San Diego, California earn an average of 33.9% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Minneapolis, Minnesota (24.2% more) and Denver, Colorado (19.8% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Austin, Texas (2.3% less).
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