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Average Optician Hourly Pay

$15.78
Avg. Hourly RateShow Salary
$1,179
Bonus
$2,659
Commission
$1,235
Profit Sharing
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The average hourly pay for an Optician is $15.78.
10%
$11.42
MEDIAN
$15.78
90%
$23.06
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Hourly Rate
$11 - $23
Bonus
$245 - $4,899
Profit Sharing
$293 - $4,128
Commission
$508 - $9,311
Total Pay
$24,559 - $52,465
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What Do Opticians Do?

Job Satisfaction for Optician

4.1 out of 5
(668)
Highly Satisfied
44Reviews
The top respondents for the job title Optician are from the companies Wal-Mart Stores, Inc, LensCrafters Inc. and Visionworks. Reported salaries are highest at LensCrafters Inc. where the average pay is $15.97. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Sam's Club and Wal-Mart Stores, Inc, earning around $14.13 and $13.51, respectively. America's Best Contacts & Eyeglasses, Inc. pays the lowest at around $10.59. National Vision, Inc. and Visionworks also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $11.50 and $13.24, respectively.

Career Paths

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Optician
More common (> 20%)
Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
Less common (< 8%)

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What Are Popular Skills for Opticians?

Skills in Troubleshooting are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Billing, Insurance, Sales and Customer Service.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Opticians?

An entry-level Optician with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $12.47 based on 125 salaries. An early career Optician with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $13.78 based on 1,082 salaries. A mid-career Optician with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $16.05 based on 643 salaries. An experienced Optician with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $17.47 based on 804 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $20.
Employees with Optician in their job title in New York, New York earn an average of 39.4% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Los Angeles, California (16.3% more) and Chicago, Illinois (1.8% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Dallas, Texas (15.3% less), San Antonio, Texas (9.1% less) and Houston, Texas (7.4% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 3,434 survey responses.
Entry Level
3.6%
Early Career
31.5%
Mid Career
18.7%
Experienced
23.4%
Late Career
22.7%