Avg. Base Hourly Rate (USD)
The average hourly pay for an Optician is $14.74
What is the Pay by Experience Level for Opticians?
An early career Optician with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $12.14 based on 13 salaries. A mid-career Optician with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $18.89 based on 5 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), …Read more
What Do Opticians Do?
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 …Read more