$44,000
Avg. Salary
$19.97
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$1,250

Bonus

$2,500

Commission

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for an Optician in Buffalo, New York is $19.97 per hour.

The average pay for an Optician in Buffalo, New York is $44,000 per year.

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$14.09
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$19.97
50%
$25.83
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MEDIAN $19.97
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MEDIAN $44,000
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MEDIAN: $19.97
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Hourly Data $0$30
Hourly Rate $14.09 - $25.83
Overtime $30.00
Annual Data $0$55K
Bonus $1,250
Commission $2,500
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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$23,576 - $55,148
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 17 Apr 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 20

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 Buffalo, New York

Erie County, New York
258,066
Male:
124,537 (48.3%)
Female:
133,529 (51.7%)
Buffalo (/ˈbʌfəloʊ/) is a city in western New York state and the county seat of Erie County, on the eastern shores of Lake Erie at the head of the Niagara River. As of 2014, Buffalo is New York state's 2nd-most populous city after New York City, with 258,703 residents. The metropolitan area has a population of 1.13 million. Buffalo grew significantly in the 19th and 20th centuries as a result of the Erie Canal, railroads and Lake Erie, providing an abundance of fresh water and an ample trade route to the midwestern United States, while grooming its economy for the grain, steel and automobile industries during the 20th century. After an economic downturn in the latter half of the 20th century, Buffalo's economy has transitioned to sectors that include financial services, technology, biomedical engineering and education. Residents of Buffalo are called "Buffalonians". The city's nicknames include "The Queen City", "The Nickel City",...
Buffalo:
$32,509
New York:
$60,850
$711
Buffalo:
$75,800
New York:
$293,500
4.3%

Optician Job Listings

Key Stats for Optician

Gender

Female
33 %
Male
67 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 3 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
22%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
30%

Skills That Affect Optician Salaries

National Average
$43,000

Customer Service
▼1%

Sales
▼7%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 3 votes.

Gender

Female
33 %
Male
67 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
22%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
30%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 75%
dental benefits
Dental: 25%
vision benefits
Vision: 63%
no benefits
None: 25%