$28,690
Avg. Salary
$19.00
Avg. Hourly Rate
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The average pay for an Optician is $19.00 per hour.

The average pay for an Optician is $28,690 per year.

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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 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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Key Stats for Optician

Gender

Female
50 %
Male
50 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 4 votes.
20 years or more
100%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 4 votes.

Gender

Female
50 %
Male
50 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 57%
dental benefits
Dental: 29%
vision benefits
Vision: 14%
no benefits
None: 43%