$12.49
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation for this job:

Bonus

$800

Commission

$2,035

Earnings for Optician Apprentices in the United States come in at around $12.45 per hour on average. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the specific employer. Some workers in this field — about two in five — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by just over two-fifths and dental plans are enjoyed by just under a third. Men are in the minority of survey respondents, with female Optician Apprentices making up 74 percent. Job satisfaction for Optician Apprentices is high. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$28,028 - $43,001
$35K
MEDIAN: $35,000
50%

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$9.84 - $16.91
$9
$12
$17
MEDIAN: $12.49
10%
50%
90%

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$0$43K
Salary $35,000
Bonus $0.00 - $5,089
Commission $77.28 - $9,696
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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$20,973 - $36,537
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 13 Aug 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 7
Hourly Data $0$23
Hourly Rate $9.84 - $16.91
Overtime $14.35 - $23.84
Annual Data $0$36K
Bonus $0.00 - $5,089
Commission $77.28 - $9,696
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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$20,973 - $36,537
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 13 Aug 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 178

Job Description for Optician Apprentice

An optician apprentice is a licensed optician who is just starting out in the trade. The apprentice will work under the supervision of an experienced licensed optician, an optometrist, and/or an ophthalmologist. This apprentice will often work directly with customers and will help them select glasses and contacts. Strong knowledge of the products available is essential to be able to recommend stylish and comfortable models of glasses. Strong customer service and communication skills are essential to successfully work with clients.

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Optician Apprentice Tasks

  • Measure patient for size of eyeglasses and coordinate frames and optical prescription.
  • Under direction of Optician or physician, 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.

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Common Career Paths for Optician Apprentice


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For Optician Apprentices, progressing to a Licensed Optician role may result in a significant raise. On average, a Licensed Optician can earn $42K annually. Optician Apprentices moving up in their careers tend to step into positions as Licensed Dispensing Opticians or Opticians. The median paychecks in those roles are $14K higher and $5K higher, respectively.

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Key Stats for Optician Apprentice

Gender

Female
82 %
Male
18 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 27 votes.
Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
62%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
2%

Experience Affects Optician Apprentice Salaries

▲16%

▲11%

National Average
$27,000

▼4%

Skills That Affect Optician Apprentice Salaries

National Average
$27,000


Sales
▼2%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 27 votes.

Gender

Female
82 %
Male
18 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
62%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
2%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 41%
dental benefits
Dental: 27%
vision benefits
Vision: 41%
no benefits
None: 46%