How much does a Optician make? The median annual Optician salary is $43,626, as of September 27, 2017, with a range usually between $40,305-$52,608, however this can vary widely depending on a variety of factors. Our team of Certified Compensation Professionals has analyzed survey data collected from thousands of HR departments at companies of all sizes and industries to present this range of annual salaries for people with the job title Optician in the United States.
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This chart describes the expected percentage of people who perform the job of Optician in the United States that make less than that annual salary. For example the median expected annual pay for a typical Optician in the United States is $43,626, so 50% of the people who perform the job of Optician in the United States are expected to make less than $43,626.
Source: HR Reported data as of September 27, 2017
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This chart describes the expected percentage of people who perform the job of Optician that make less than that salary. For example 50% of the people who perform the job of Optician are expected to make less than the median.
Source: HR Reported data as of October 2017
Interprets eyeglass or contact lens prescriptions written by ophthalmologists or optometrists. Measures a customer's face and eyes to ensure proper fit of eyeglasses or contact lenses. Assists customers in selecting frames based on their prescription and life style. Instructs the customer with eyeglass and contact lens care and use. Ensures finished lenses are ground to specifications and checks that eyewear fits properly. May require an associate's degree, and must be a licensed optician. Typically reports to a supervisor or manager. Years of experience may be unspecified. Certification and/or licensing in the position's specialty is the main requirement. View full job description