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Alternate Job Titles: Optician

What is the average annual salary for Optician?
The annual salary for someone with the job title Optician may vary depending on a number of factors including industry, company size, location, years of experience and level of education. 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.

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 $44,881 so 50% of the people who perform the job of Optician in the United States are expected to make less than $44,881.

Source: HR Reported data as of October 2015

Median $44,881
  • 10%$34,219
  • 25%$39,300
  • 75%$53,278
  • 90%$60,924

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Job Description for Optician

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, 2-4 years of related experience, and must be a licensed optician. Familiar with standard concepts, practices, and procedures within a particular field. Relies on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals. Performs a variety of tasks. Works under general supervision. A degree of creativity and latitude is required. Typically reports to a supervisor or manager. View Optician job description

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Industries:  Edu., Gov't. & Nonprofit, Healthcare

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