$28,690
Avg. Salary
$13.00
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$4,000

Bonus

$2,300

Commission

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for an Optician is $13.00 per hour.

The average pay for an Optician is $28,690 per year.

10%
$9.58
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$13.00
50%
$19.58
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MEDIAN $13.00
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$26k
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$39k
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MEDIAN $28,690
$25,500 - $39,000
$29K
MEDIAN: $28,690
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$0$51K
Salary $28,690
Bonus $4,000
Commission $525 - $5,600
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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$21,243 - $51,568
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 18 May 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 5
Hourly Data $0$28
Hourly Rate $9.58 - $19.58
Overtime $28.50
Annual Data $0$51K
Bonus $4,000
Commission $525 - $5,600
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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$21,243 - $51,568
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 18 May 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 23

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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Optician Job Listings

Key Stats for Optician

Gender

Female
67 %
Male
33 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 14 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
57%
5-9 years
11%
20 years or more
29%

Experience Affects Optician Salaries

Late-Career
▲24%

National Average
$28,000

▼16%

Skills That Affect Optician Salaries

Billing
▲48%

National Average
$28,000

Insurance
▼3%

Optometry
▼5%

▼8%

Customer Service
▼12%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
67 %
Male
33 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
57%
5-9 years
11%
20 years or more
29%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 29%
dental benefits
Dental: 18%
vision benefits
Vision: 32%
no benefits
None: 50%