How much does an Optician make in the United States? The average Optician salary in the United States is $49,848 as of April 26, 2022, but the range typically falls between $46,063 and $60,113. Salary ranges can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, Salary.com helps you determine your exact pay target.
Optician measures and fits contact lenses and eyeglass frames based on prescriptions written by ophthalmologists or optometrists. Takes precision measurements of eyes using pupilometer and other devices to ensure proper fit of eyeglasses or contact lenses. Being an Optician assists and advises customers in selecting frames based on their prescription, lifestyle needs, and style preferences. Inspects lenses for quality, fits and adjusts eyewear, and repairs eyewear as needed. Additionally, Optician instructs customer on correct eyeglass and contact lens care and maintenance. Processes work orders and sales. May oversee trainees or student opticians. Typically reports to a supervisor or manager. Requires a high school diploma. Requires applicable license. Typically reports to a Manager or Head of a Unit/Department. Optician's years of experience requirement may be unspecified. Certification and/or licensing in the position's specialty is the main requirement. (Copyright 2022 Salary.com)... View full job description
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What does an Optician do?
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Finally, opticians may work for managed care companies that have their own optical dispensaries.
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An optician is an individual that works directly with customers in order to provide care throughout their visit whether it is for exams, procedures or even surgeries.
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Optician in Racine, WI
Registered opticians may also be responsible for designing and fitting special devices such as artificial eyes to correct cosmetic, traumatic or anatomical defects.
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These charts show the average base salary (core compensation), as well as the average total cash compensation for the job of Optician in the United States. The base salary for Optician ranges from $46,063 to $60,113 with the average base salary of $49,848. The total cash compensation, which includes base, and annual incentives, can vary anywhere from $46,202 to $60,179 with the average total cash compensation of $49,862.