The average hourly pay for an Optician at Wal-Mart Stores, Inc is $13.08.
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$138 - $3,020
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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
Popular Employer Salaries for Optician
The top respondents for the job title Optician are from the companies LensCrafters Inc., Visionworks and National Vision, Inc.. Reported salaries are highest at Costco Wholesale Company where the average pay is $17.00. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include LensCrafters Inc. and Sam's Club, earning around $15.73 and $14.72, respectively. Shopko Eyecare Center pays the lowest at around $11.08. National Vision, Inc. and Visionworks also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $11.31 and $13.09, respectively.
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Popular Skills for Optician
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Skills that pay less than market rate include Billing, Troubleshooting, Insurance, Sales and Customer Service.
Pay by Experience Level for Optician
An entry-level Optician with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $12.26 based on 19 salaries. An early career Optician with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $12.60 based on 81 salaries. A mid-career Optician with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $14.17 based on 31 salaries. An experienced Optician with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $15.19 based on 31 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $18.
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