$41,132
Avg. Salary
$12.24
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$500

Bonus

$3,600

Commission

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How should I pay?

The average pay for an Optician with Optometry skills in Houston, Texas is $12.24 per hour.

The average pay for an Optician with Optometry skills in Houston, Texas is $41,132 per year.

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$9.64
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$12.24
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$23.49
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MEDIAN $41,132
$38,000 - $45,347
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MEDIAN: $41,132
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$0$46K
Salary $41,132
Bonus $500
Commission $3,600
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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$20,751 - $46,548
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 May 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 5
Hourly Data $0$23
Hourly Rate $9.64 - $23.49
Overtime $22.50
Annual Data $0$46K
Bonus $500
Commission $3,600
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).
)
$20,751 - $46,548
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 May 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 12

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 Tasks
  • Design, measure, fit, and adapt lenses for patient according to written optical prescription.
  • Adjust frame and lens position to fit patient.
  • Prepare work order for optical laboratory containing instructions for grinding and mounting lenses in frames.
  • Measure patient for size of eyeglasses and coordinate frames and optical prescription.

About Houston, Texas

Harris County, Texas
2,298,628
Male:
1,149,686 (50.0%)
Female:
1,148,942 (50.0%)
Houston (/ˈhjuːstən/ HYOO-stən) is the most populous city in Texas and the fourth-most populous city in the United States, located in Southeast Texas near the Gulf of Mexico. With a census-estimated 2014 population of 2.239 million within a land area of 599.6 square miles (1,553 km2), it also is the largest city in the Southern United States, as well as the seat of Harris County. It is the principal city of Houston–The Woodlands–Sugar Land, which is the fifth-most populated metropolitan area in the United States. Houston was founded on August 28, 1836, near the banks of Buffalo Bayou (now known as Allen's Landing) and incorporated as a city on June 5, 1837. The city was named after former General Sam Houston, who was president of the Republic of Texas and had commanded and won at the Battle of San Jacinto 25 miles (40 km) east of where the city was established. The burgeoning port and railroad...
Houston:
$48,064
Texas:
$55,653
$923
Houston:
$152,200
Texas:
$152,000
4.0%

Optician Job Listings

Key Stats for Optician

Gender

Female
55 %
Male
45 %
1-4 years
53%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
18%

Experience Affects Optician Salaries

Mid-Career
▲39%

National Average
$31,000

Entry-Level
▼17%

Gender

Female
55 %
Male
45 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
53%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 73%
dental benefits
Dental: 60%
vision benefits
Vision: 60%
no benefits
None: 20%