Avg. Salary
$12.41
Avg. Hourly Rate
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The average pay for an Optician is $12.41 per hour.

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$10.57
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$16.46
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Hourly Data $0$19
Hourly Rate $10.57 - $16.46
Overtime $19.25
Annual Data $0$38K
Bonus $130 - $2,500
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$22,057 - $38,159
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 12 Jan 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 91

Job Description for Optician

Opticians assist customers who require vision tests, prescriptions, repairs, and, in some cases, minor eye surgery; essentially, they helps customers determine which prescription they require and assist with any other questions or needs that they may have. Opticians use a piece of equipment called an phoropter to measure the depth of vision that each customer has, and then they are able to determine exactly which prescription the customer needs. Other equipment is also used, including a tonometer, which injects a small amount of air pressure into the eyeball to test for glaucoma. All opticians should be familiar with this equipment, and some may also be able to operate laser surgery machines for outpatient correction procedures.

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Key Stats for Optician

Gender

Female
80 %
Male
20 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 28 votes.
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
84%
5-9 years
10%

Skills That Affect Optician Salaries

Troubleshooting
▲3%

National Average
$26,000

Customer Service
▼2%

Sales
▼2%

Insurance
▼2%

Billing
▼2%

Optometry
▼4%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 28 votes.

Gender

Female
80 %
Male
20 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 66%
dental benefits
Dental: 54%
vision benefits
Vision: 64%
no benefits
None: 29%