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Optical Dispensing Optician Salary

$42,884 (USD)

Average Salary

$21/hr

Average Hourly

$575

Average Bonus

Last updated: December 10, 2019

The average pay for an Optical Dispensing Optician is $42,884 a year and $21 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for an Optical Dispensing Optician is between $31,978 and $51,959. On average, a High School Degree is the highest level of education for an Optical Dispensing Optician. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in the United States.

ERI’s compensation data are based on salary surveys conducted and researched by ERI. Cost of labor data in the Assessor Series are based on actual housing sales data from commercially available sources, plus rental rates, gasoline prices, consumables, medical care premium costs, property taxes, effective income tax rates, etc.

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Description:
  • Fits eyeglasses and contact lenses, following prescription written by ophthalmologist or optometrist.
  • Examines prescription to determine lens specifications.
  • Measures clients' eyes, including distance between centers of pupils, distance between the eye surface and lens, bridge and eye size, temple length, vertex distance, and papillary distance.
  • Proposes eyeglass frames, lenses, and lens coatings after considering prescription and customer's occupation, habits, and facial features.
  • Submits ophthalmic laboratory information to grind and insert lens, lens size, materials, color, and style.
  • Verifies finished lenses are ground to specification.
Optical Dispensing Optician Job Prevalence in the United States

Job family: Opticians, Dispensing

Job family population: 72,250

Estimated population of Optical Dispensing Optician jobs: 34,356

Rate of error: 2.2%

Estimated salary in 2024:
$49,714
5 Year Change:
16 %
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Optical Dispensing Optician Job Listings for United States

Licensed Dispensing Optician
Oct 15
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International Optics Group
Looking for a full/part time Licensed Dispensing Optician for ... Buckhead optical boutique with strong sales experience, customer service, upbeat and friendly ...
Dispensing Optician
Nov 22
Oklahoma City, OK, USA
Massengale Eye Care
Company Description Our office is a provider of primary and surgical eye care, as well as contact lens and fashion optical services. Our goal is to provide excellence in patient care and customer ...
Licensed Dispensing Optician, Glendale, CA
Nov 4
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SEE Eyewear
SEE has quickly become the most innovative and revolutionary brand in the fashion eyewear industry, blazing the trail for independent optical retailers. As a result, SEE's collection is an eclectic ...
Optician / Optical Sales
Nov 26
Pompano Beach, FL, USA
East Side Vision Center
You must be able to assist patients with eyeglasses fittings, eyewear testing and other optical dispensing. You must also possess strong sales skills by demonstrating a high level of knowledge about ...
optician/optical technician
Dec 3
Muncy, PA, USA
Erika E Mabus OD PC
... dispensing policies 6. Manage all warranty replacements for patients and product returns to vendors Competencies: Sales Skills 1. The Optician is expected to possess a high degree of influential ...

The average pay for an Optical Dispensing Optician is $42,884 a year and $21 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for an Optical Dispensing Optician is between $31,978 and $51,959. On average, a High School Degree is the highest level of education for an Optical Dispensing Optician. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in the United States.

ERI’s compensation data are based on salary surveys conducted and researched by ERI. Cost of labor data in the Assessor Series are based on actual housing sales data from commercially available sources, plus rental rates, gasoline prices, consumables, medical care premium costs, property taxes, effective income tax rates, etc.

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