Optical Manager (Eye Care) Salary

Optical Managers in the United States take home an average $17.79 per hour. The final incomes of Optical Managers generally vary between $30K and $60K; higher pay grades include potential for bonuses, profit sharing, and commissions as high as $6K, $5K, and $14K, respectively. This group's pay is mainly influenced by experience level, followed by geography and the particular employer. For the most part, Optical Managers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Female Optical Managers make up most of the survey respondents at 78 percent. Health benefits are not claimed by all — slightly less than a third lack any form of coverage — but the greater part have medical insurance, and nearly two in five have dental, too. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$31,049 - $67,551
$31K
$44K
$68K
MEDIAN: $44,477
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$13.99 - $23.69
$14
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MEDIAN: $18.04
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$0$67K
Salary $31,049 - $67,551
Bonus $197.27 - $6,920
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $5,128
Commission $979 - $13,409
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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$30,281 - $60,597
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 21 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 120
Hourly Data $0$32
Hourly Rate $13.99 - $23.69
Overtime $17.66 - $32.96
Annual Data $0$60K
Bonus $197.27 - $6,920
Commission $979 - $13,409
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $5,128
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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$30,281 - $60,597
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 21 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 217

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Job Description for Optical Manager (Eye Care)

An optical manager works in an optometrist’s office and is responsible for managing the office and its overall operations. Those in this position generally work daytime office hours Monday through Friday, though the hours can vary. Different offices will have different requirements of their optical managers, but a minimum of four years of in-field optical experience is often required. An Associate's or Bachelor's degree in an eye care or business-related field is highly recommended, as well.

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Optical Manager (Eye Care) Tasks

  • Manage the selection, training and development of staff.
  • Monitor quality control of products and services.
  • Provide inventory control and management.
  • Plan, direct and coordinate eye care services.
  • Deliver, adjust and repair eyewear.

Common Career Paths for Optical Manager (Eye Care)


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Optical Managers tend not to experience significant pay changes as they move up the career ladder to roles like Optical Store Manager. The two jobs pay about the same on average. However, becoming a Retail Store Manager Optician or Licensed Dispensing Optician is a more frequent transition for Optical Managers.

Optical Manager (Eye Care) Job Listings

Popular Employer Salaries for Optical Manager (Eye Care)


Popular Skills for Optical Manager (Eye Care)


Survey results suggest that Optical Managers use a fairly large toolkit of professional skills. Most notably, skills in Office Management, Inventory Management, Sales Management, and Customer Service are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Insurance, Operations Management, and optician. Sales Management is a skill commonly found among those who know Customer Service.

Pay by Experience Level for Optical Manager (Eye Care)

Pay by Experience for an Optical Manager (Eye Care) has a positive trend. An entry-level Optical Manager (Eye Care) with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $35,000 based on 79 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Optical Manager (Eye Care) with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $40,000 based on 94 salaries. An experienced Optical Manager (Eye Care) which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $42,000 based on 108 salaries. An Optical Manager (Eye Care) with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $45,000 based on 69 salaries.

Optical Manager (Eye Care) Reviews

Q: What is it like working as an Optical Manager (Eye Care)?

Optical Manager (Eye Care) in Charlotte:
"It is a great job!"
Pros: I enjoy the variety of jobs I have the opportunity to perform. I enjoy the business side of office management, but that I also have an opportunity to communicate and get to know patients on a personal level. I also enjoy managing people.
Cons: Paper work.

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Key Stats for Optical Manager (Eye Care)

Gender

Female
80 %
Male
20 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 54 votes.
1-4 years
18%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
25%
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Experience Affects Optical Manager (Eye Care) Salaries

▲10%

▲1%

National Average
$41,000

▼4%

▼15%

Skills That Affect Optical Manager (Eye Care) Salaries

Office Management
▼0%

National Average
$41,000




Sales
▼8%

Employee Relations
▼8%

optician
▼9%

Insurance
▼17%

Operations Management
▼17%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 54 votes.

Gender

Female
80 %
Male
20 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
18%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
25%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 56%
dental benefits
Dental: 42%
vision benefits
Vision: 45%
no benefits
None: 32%
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