Average Certified Optician Hourly Pay

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The average hourly pay for a Certified Optician is $16.38.
MEDIAN $16.38
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Hourly Rate
$12 - $22
$288 - $4,562
Profit Sharing
$203 - $2,367
$1,002 - $7,255
Total Pay
$26,365 - $48,411

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Job Description for Certified Optician

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.

Career Paths

Explore the most common career paths for Certified Optician. Thickness and color of lines indicates popularity of movement from one job to the next. Visit our career path planner to research other job paths.
Certified Optician
Licensed Dispensing Optician
Licensed Optician
More common (> 20%)
Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
Less common (< 8%)

Certified Optician Job Listings

Popular Skills for Certified Optician

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.
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).

Years of Experience

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