Optical Laboratory Manager Salary

Optical Laboratory Managers in the United States take home an average $17.63 per hour. The majority of Optical Laboratory Managers claim high levels of job satisfaction. Women make up a slight majority of Optical Laboratory Managers (55 percent) survey respondents. Medical benefits are awarded to a strong majority, and over one-half earn dental coverage. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$33,728 - $83,557
$34K
$45K
$84K
MEDIAN: $45,432
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$13.69 - $27.17
$14
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MEDIAN: $18.66
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$0$83K
Salary $33,728 - $83,557
Bonus $195.74 - $9,933
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$30,012 - $62,774
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 21 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 18
Hourly Data $0$31
Hourly Rate $13.69 - $27.17
Overtime $28.08
Annual Data $0$62K
Bonus $195.74 - $9,933
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$30,012 - $62,774
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 21 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 46

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Job Description for Optical Laboratory Manager

Optical laboratory managers are responsible for effectively managing all optical laboratory operations and provide exceptional customer service on behalf of their organization. They are in charge of supervising the crafting of quality eyewear for all customers. In addition, they manufacture eyewear in accordance with manufacturing regulations, following strict safety procedures. They interact with colleagues, as well as existing and prospective customers. Optical laboratory managers must work well with other laboratory managers and use their leadership abilities to motivate optical laboratory professionals to reach all company goals in a timely manner. They oversee and supervise the correct cleaning and ongoing maintenance of optical laboratory tools and equipment as well.

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Optical Laboratory Manager Tasks

  • Deliver completed products as specified.
  • Manage the selection, training and development of staff.
  • Ensure the production of eyewear is accurate to prescription.
  • Supervise staff and give technical direction.
  • Verify the calibration and maintenance of all equipment.

Common Career Paths for Optical Laboratory Manager


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As Optical Laboratory Managers make advancements in their career path, their salaries may not change right away. For example, the higher-level Optical Manager position pays around the same amount as the Optical Laboratory Manager job on average. Optical Laboratory Managers most often move into positions as Opticians or Dispensing Opticians. Opticians actually earn $8K less on average, however, and Dispensing Opticians earn $7K less per year than Optical Laboratory Managers do.

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Pay by Experience Level for Optical Laboratory Manager

Pay by Experience for an Optical Laboratory Manager has a positive trend. An entry-level Optical Laboratory Manager with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $37,000 based on 22 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Optical Laboratory Manager with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $39,000 based on 19 salaries. An experienced Optical Laboratory Manager which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $41,000 based on 24 salaries. An Optical Laboratory Manager with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $48,000 based on 22 salaries.

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Key Stats for Optical Laboratory Manager

Gender

Female
57 %
Male
43 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 14 votes.
1-4 years
25%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
25%
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Experience Affects Optical Laboratory Manager Salaries

Late-Career
▲18%

Experienced
▲1%

National Average
$41,000

Mid-Career
▼4%

Entry-Level
▼9%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 14 votes.

Gender

Female
57 %
Male
43 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
25%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
25%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 74%
dental benefits
Dental: 61%
vision benefits
Vision: 74%
no benefits
None: 13%
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