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Optical Laboratory Technician Salary
in Chicago, Illinois

$42,894 (USD)

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Last updated: June 19, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for an Optical Laboratory Technician is $42,894 a year and $21 an hour in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The average salary range for an Optical Laboratory Technician is between $32,160 and $51,797. On average, an Associate Degree is the highest level of education for an Optical Laboratory Technician. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in Chicago, Illinois.

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Job Summary

  • Prepares and operates grinding and polishing machines to make lenses, optical flats, and other precision optical elements for optical instruments and ophthalmic goods, such as telescopes, aerial cameras, military optical systems, and eyeglasses.
Optical Laboratory Technician Job Prevalence in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job family: Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians

Job family population: 30,100

Estimated population of Optical Laboratory Technician jobs: 1,339

Rate of error: 3.8%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
5 Year Change:
16 %



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Description: Chicago ( (listen), locally also ), officially the City of Chicago, is the most populous city in Illinois, as well as the third most populous city in the United States. With an estimated population of 2,705,994 (2018), it is the most populous city in the Midwest. Chicago is the principal city of the Chicago metropolitan area, often referred to as Chicagoland, and the county seat of Cook County, the second most populous county in the United States. The metropolitan area, at nearly 10 million people, is the third-largest in the United States. Located on the shores of freshwater Lake Michigan, Chicago was incorporated...

Optical Laboratory Technician Job Listings for Chicago, Illinois

Laboratory Technician
Jun 17
Chicago, IL, USA
Randstad Engineering
Responsibilities for the Laboratory Technician - Maintain test equipment including inspection, cleaning, calibration, SW and HW updates, license management, vendor engagement etc. - Perform MIMO OTA ...
Laboratory Technician-Night Shift
Jun 4
Elmhurst, IL, USA
Kelly Services
Laboratory Assistant (NIGHT SHIFT)- Elmhurst, IL "Use this link to chat with a recruiter now: " Contract Length: 4 months Pay Rate: $15.50/ hour Shift work: Mon - Fri and every other Saturday. 10pm-6 ...
Laboratory Technician
Jun 14
Wheeling, IL, USA
Sterling Engineering
Technical Engineering - With over a 40 year singular focus on technical, engineering and technician disciplines has given Sterling the in-depth knowledge, industry expertise and robust employee ...
Laboratory Technician
May 30
Great Lakes, IL, USA
The Lab Technician will conduct analysis in the PHC laboratory environment, supporting clinical and scientific research initiatives as directed by NMCPHC leadership and staff. Lab Technicians will ...
Optical Technician
May 16
Bellwood, IL, USA
IntraAction Corp
Polishing and inspection of precision optical components used in laser systems. Work with a team to produce product Conduct quality inspections on products and parts Maintain a clean and orderly work ...
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