Average Licensed Optician Hourly Pay

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The average hourly pay for a Licensed Optician is $21.14.
MEDIAN $21.14
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Hourly Rate
$15 - $28
$291 - $6,040
Profit Sharing
$101 - $17,879
$509 - $8,239
Total Pay
$32,358 - $61,971

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Job Description for Licensed Optician

The top respondents for the job title Licensed Optician are from the companies LensCrafters Inc., Wal-Mart Stores, Inc and Costco Wholesale Company. Reported salaries are highest at Costco Wholesale Company where the average pay is $24.75. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Luxottica Retail Group and Wal-Mart Stores, Inc, earning around $24.25 and $23.28, respectively. National Vision, Inc. pays the lowest at around $19.14. LensCrafters Inc. and Target Optical also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $20.79 and $21.50, respectively.

Career Paths

Explore the most common career paths for Licensed 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.
Licensed Optician
Licensed Dispensing Optician
Optical Manager (Eye Care)
More common (> 20%)
Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
Less common (< 8%)

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Popular Skills for Licensed Optician

Skills in Customer Service, Sales Management, Troubleshooting and Optical Fabrication are correlated to pay that is above average.

Pay by Experience Level for Licensed Optician

An entry-level Licensed Optician with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $16.58 based on 9 salaries. An early career Licensed Optician with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $18.72 based on 183 salaries. A mid-career Licensed Optician with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $19.98 based on 168 salaries. An experienced Licensed Optician with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $21.86 based on 243 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $23.
Employees with Licensed Optician in their job title in New York, New York earn an average of 17.3% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Atlanta, Georgia (10.5% more) and Orlando, Florida (5.1% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Columbus, Ohio (19.1% less), Los Angeles, California (12.9% less) and Cincinnati, Ohio (8.7% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 1,005 survey responses.
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