The average hourly pay for a Licensed Optician is $21.14.
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Job Description for Licensed Optician
The licensed optician's job is to interpret and execute the prescriptions written for corrective eyewear by ophthalmologists. The optician has a hybrid job - not only do they ensure that each customer gets corrective vision aids that correspond to their individual needs, but they also help in a sales capacity, recommending frames that best suit their customers. The technical part of the licensed optician's job involves writing accurate work orders for lens preparation and frame installation fo…Read more
Popular Employer Salaries 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.
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Popular Skills for Licensed Optician
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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.
Pay Difference by Location
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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).
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