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Optician Salary

$37,092 (USD)

Average Salary

$18/hr

Average Hourly

$497

Average Bonus

Last updated: November 20, 2019

The average pay for an Optician is $37,092 a year and $18 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for an Optician is between $27,659 and $44,942. 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 customers 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.
Optician Job Prevalence in the United States

Job family: Opticians, Dispensing

Job family population: 72,250

Estimated population of Optician jobs: 34,356

Rate of error: 2.2%

Estimated salary in 2024:
$43,000
5 Year Change:
16 %
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Description: The United States of America (USA), commonly known as the United States (U.S. or US) or simply America, is a country comprising 50 states, a federal district, five major self-governing territories, and various possessions. At 3.8 million square miles (9.8 million km2), it is the world's third or fourth largest country by total area and is slightly smaller than the entire continent of Europe. Most of the country is located in central North America between Canada and Mexico. With an estimated population of over 327 million people, the U.S. is the third most populous country. The capital is Washington, D.C., and the...

Optician Job Listings for United States

Optician
Nov 20
Warren, United States
Eye MDs of Puget Sound
OPTICIAN:Eye MDs of Puget Sound has an immediate opportunity for a F/T LDO. We are an independent growing Ophthalmology practice with an upscale optical store in Tacoma. Our practice is seeking a ...
Optician
Nov 18
Peshawbestown, Michigan, USA
Insight Optometry
OPTICIAN WANTED in Leelanau County! We are looking for an experienced optician to join our optometry practice in Suttons Bay. Full time (Mon. - Thurs.) with benefits. Could start immediately. Send ...
Licensed Optician Float Position
Nov 18
Winchendon, MA, USA
Vision Associates a Divison of Essilor
LICENSED OPTICIAN Float Winchendon/Gardner/Athol PURPOSE: Responsible for fitting eyeglasses following prescriptions written by ophthalmologists and optometrists in a professional setting. Are you a ...
Optician
Nov 18
Granville, OH, USA
The Eye Site
We are seeking someone preferably with optical experience as either an optician or apprentice optician. JOB RESPONSIBILITIES: * Frame and lens selections * Order and dispensing glasses * Repairs and ...
Optician
Nov 16
Plymouth, MA, USA
Plymouth Family Optometry LLC
Candidates should be focused on delivering quality optical care and outstanding and friendly customer service. He or she must be able to assist patients with eyeglasses fittings and other optical ...

The average pay for an Optician is $37,092 a year and $18 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for an Optician is between $27,659 and $44,942. 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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