$39,500
Avg. Salary
$15.63
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$500

Bonus

$1,500

Profit Sharing

$3,600

Commission

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for an Optician in Chicago, Illinois is $15.63 per hour.

The average pay for an Optician in Chicago, Illinois is $39,500 per year.

10%
$11.62
10%
$15.63
50%
$21.90
90%
90%
MEDIAN $15.63
10%
$29k
10%
$40k
50%
$54k
90%
90%
MEDIAN $39,500
$29,331 - $53,829
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$54K
MEDIAN: $39,500
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$0$53K
Salary $29,331 - $53,829
Bonus $500
Profit Sharing $1,500
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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$24,928 - $48,094
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 15 Apr 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 12
Hourly Data $0$21
Hourly Rate $11.62 - $21.90
Hourly Tips $5.00
Overtime $21.31
Annual Data $0$48K
Bonus $500
Commission $3,600
Profit Sharing $1,500
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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$24,928 - $48,094
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 15 Apr 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 51

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 Chicago, Illinois

Cook County, Illinois
2,720,556
Male:
1,320,015 (48.5%)
Female:
1,400,541 (51.5%)
Chicago (/ʃᵻˈkɑːɡoʊ/ or /ʃᵻˈkɔːɡoʊ/), officially the City of Chicago, is the third-most populous city in the United States. With over 2.7 million residents, it is the most populous city in the state of Illinois and the Midwestern United States, and the county seat of Cook County. The Chicago metropolitan area, often referred to as Chicagoland, has nearly 10 million people and is the third-largest in the U.S. Chicago was incorporated as a city in 1837, near a portage between the Great Lakes and the Mississippi River watershed, and grew rapidly in the mid-nineteenth century. The city is an international hub for finance, commerce, industry, technology, telecommunications, and transportation: O'Hare International Airport is the second-busiest airport in the world when measured by aircraft traffic; the region also has the largest number of U.S. highways and rail road freight. In 2012, Chicago was listed as an alpha global city by the Globalization and World Cities Research...
Chicago:
$50,702
Illinois:
$59,588
$985
Chicago:
$238,500
Illinois:
$180,300
6.3%

Optician Job Listings

Key Stats for Optician

Gender

Female
84 %
Male
16 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 13 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
14%

Experience Affects Optician Salaries

Experienced
▲11%

National Average
$34,000

▼14%

Mid-Career
▼18%

Skills That Affect Optician Salaries

National Average
$34,000

Insurance
▼15%


Sales
▼16%

Billing
▼16%

Optometry
▼18%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 13 votes.

Gender

Female
84 %
Male
16 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 52%
dental benefits
Dental: 30%
vision benefits
Vision: 45%
no benefits
None: 32%