$40,000
Avg. Salary
$18.40
Avg. Hourly Rate
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The average pay for an Optician in Columbus, Ohio is $18.40 per hour.

The average pay for an Optician in Columbus, Ohio is $40,000 per year.

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$13.36
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$20.89
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Hourly Rate $18.40
Annual Data $0$56K
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$26,766 - $56,221
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Apr 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 8

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 Tasks
  • Design, measure, fit, and adapt lenses for patient according to written optical prescription.
  • Adjust frame and lens position to fit patient.
  • Prepare work order for optical laboratory containing instructions for grinding and mounting lenses in frames.
  • Measure patient for size of eyeglasses and coordinate frames and optical prescription.

About Columbus, Ohio

Franklin County, Ohio
849,067
Male:
413,981 (48.8%)
Female:
435,086 (51.2%)
Columbus (/kəˈlʌmbəs/; kə-LUM-bəs) is the capital and largest city of the U.S. state of Ohio. It is the 15th largest city in the United States, with a population of 850,106 (2015 estimate). It is the core city of the Columbus, OH Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA), which encompasses a ten county area. It is Ohio's third largest metropolitan area, behind Cleveland and Cincinnati. Under the Combined Statistical Area (CSA) model, the Columbus, OH Metropolitan Statistical Area was the 25th largest in the United States. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the Columbus-Marion-Zanesville, OH Combined Statistical Area (which also includes Marion, Chillicothe, and Mount Vernon) has a population of 2,424,831, making it the second largest metropolitan area in Ohio behind Cleveland. It is also the fourth most populous state capital in the United States, and the third largest city in the Midwestern United States. Columbus is the county seat of Franklin County. The city...
Columbus:
$47,401
Ohio:
$51,075
$871
Columbus:
$137,100
Ohio:
$136,400
4.6%

Optician Job Listings

Key Stats for Optician

1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
9%
20 years or more
36%

Experience Affects Optician Salaries

National Average
$40,000

Mid-Career
▼22%

Entry-Level
▼32%

Skills That Affect Optician Salaries

National Average
$40,000

Sales
▼15%

Customer Service
▼26%

Years of Experience

1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
9%
20 years or more
36%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 71%
dental benefits
Dental: 29%
vision benefits
Vision: 43%
no benefits
None: 29%