Avg. Salary
$9.83
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$2,910

Bonus

$2,640

Commission

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The average pay for an Optician is $9.83 per hour.

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Hourly Data $0$17
Hourly Rate $8.56 - $17.13
Overtime $16.50
Annual Data $0$38K
Bonus $2,910
Commission $2,640
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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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$18,483 - $38,320
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 18 May 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 14

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

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 8 votes.
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
7%
20 years or more
14%

Skills That Affect Optician Salaries

National Average
$21,000

Sales
▼1%

Customer Service
▼1%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 8 votes.

Gender

Female
67 %
Male
33 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
7%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 57%
dental benefits
Dental: 43%
vision benefits
Vision: 21%
no benefits
None: 36%