Optician Salary in District of Columbia

How much does an Optician make in District of Columbia? The average Optician salary in District of Columbia is $51,946 as of January 20, 2020, but the range typically falls between $47,995 and $62,647. Salary ranges can vary widely depending on the city and many other important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession.

25% $47,995 10% $44,398 90% $72,390 75% $62,647 $51,946 50%(Median)
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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 2020 Salary.com)

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Location Naval Anacost Annex, DC Avg. Salary $51,684 Date Updated January 20, 2020
Location Parcel Return Service, DC Avg. Salary $51,684 Date Updated January 20, 2020
Location Washington, DC Avg. Salary $51,684 Date Updated January 20, 2020
Location Washington Navy Yard, DC Avg. Salary $51,684 Date Updated January 20, 2020
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