Average Optician Hourly Pay

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The average hourly pay for an Optician is $15.41.
MEDIAN $15.41
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Hourly Rate
$11 - $23
$243 - $4,930
Profit Sharing
$300 - $4,128
$507 - $8,103
Total Pay
$23,503 - $51,600

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Job Description for Optician

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 $15.73. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Sam's Club and Pearle Vision Center, earning around $14.72 and $13.15, respectively. Shopko Eyecare Center pays the lowest at around $11.08. National Vision, Inc. and Wal-Mart Stores, Inc also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $11.31 and $13.08, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Optician

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.

Pay by Experience Level for Optician

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 $12.05 based on 575 salaries. An early career Optician with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $13.24 based on 1,595 salaries. A mid-career Optician with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $15.59 based on 1,062 salaries. An experienced Optician with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $17.10 based on 1,213 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 42.8% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in San Diego, California (10.3% more) and Los Angeles, California (7.7% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Dallas, Texas (13.5% less) and Houston, Texas (5.9% less).

Years of Experience

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