The average hourly pay for a Mid-Career Optician with Sales skills in San Diego, California is $17.57.
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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 tonomet…Read more
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Pay by Experience Level for Optician
An early career Optician with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $13.23 based on 13 salaries. An experienced Optician with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $17.69 based on 8 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $20.
Pay Difference by Location
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Employees with Optician in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 19.2% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Memphis, Tennessee (10.3% more) and Los Angeles, California (4.2% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Annapolis, Maryland (43.3% less), Austin, Texas (19.0% less) and Houston, Texas (11.8% less).
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