$40,067
Avg. Salary
$14.50
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$1,100

Bonus

$4,645

Commission

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for an Optician in Houston, Texas is $14.50 per hour.

The average pay for an Optician in Houston, Texas is $40,067 per year.

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$10.03
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$14.50
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$20.33
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MEDIAN $14.50
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$29k
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$56k
90%
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MEDIAN $40,067
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MEDIAN: $40,067
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$0$56K
Salary $29,361 - $56,171
Bonus $175 - $5,600
Commission $4,645
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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$22,449 - $46,834
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 21 Apr 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 16
Hourly Data $0$24
Hourly Rate $10.03 - $20.33
Hourly Tips $2.67
Overtime $24.00
Annual Data $0$46K
Bonus $175 - $5,600
Commission $4,645
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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$22,449 - $46,834
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 21 Apr 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 65

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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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

Pay by Experience Level for Optician

Pay by Experience for an Optician has a positive trend. An entry-level Optician with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $25,000 based on 16 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Optician with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $39,000 based on 8 salaries. An experienced Optician which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $39,000 based on 10 salaries. An Optician with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $38,000 based on 5 salaries.

Key Stats for Optician

Gender

Female
76 %
Male
24 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 9 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
35%
20 years or more
12%

Experience Affects Optician Salaries

Experienced
▲10%

▲10%

Late-Career
▲8%

National Average
$35,000

▼28%

Skills That Affect Optician Salaries

Troubleshooting
▲9%

▲2%

▲2%

National Average
$35,000

▼6%


▼15%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 9 votes.

Gender

Female
76 %
Male
24 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
35%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 67%
dental benefits
Dental: 47%
vision benefits
Vision: 47%
no benefits
None: 29%