Average Early-Career Optometric Technician Hourly Pay

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The average hourly pay for an Early-Career Optometric Technician is $12.35.
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Hourly Rate
$10 - $16
$100 - $2,150
Profit Sharing
$0 - $350
$304 - $4,710
Total Pay
$20,655 - $33,914

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Job Description for Optometric Technician

The top respondents for the job title Optometric Technician are from the companies National Vision, Inc., America's Best and Visionworks. Reported salaries are highest at LensCrafters Inc. where the average pay is $13.00. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Pearle Vision Center and America's Best Contacts & Eyeglasses, Inc., earning around $12.01 and $10.57, respectively. Visionworks pays the lowest at around $9.88. America's Best and National Vision, Inc. also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $10.06 and $10.31, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Optometric Technician

Skills in Electronic Medical Records (EMR) are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Insurance, Optometry, Patient Education and Customer Service.

Pay by Experience Level for Optometric Technician

An entry-level Optometric Technician with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $11.52 based on 135 salaries. A mid-career Optometric Technician with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $14.13 based on 210 salaries. An experienced Optometric Technician with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $15.17 based on 156 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $16.
Employees with Optometric Technician in their job title in Denver, Colorado earn an average of 43.6% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Las Vegas, Nevada (8.9% more) and Austin, Texas (8.6% more). The lowest salaries can be found in West Palm Beach, Florida (10.0% less) and Houston, Texas (9.6% less).

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