How much does an Optician make in Illinois? The average Optician salary in Illinois is $54,862 as of May 28, 2024, but the range typically falls between $48,589 and $63,111. 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.

Optician Salaries by Percentile
Percentile Salary Location Last Updated
10th Percentile Optician Salary $42,877 IL May 28, 2024
25th Percentile Optician Salary $48,589 IL May 28, 2024
50th Percentile Optician Salary $54,862 IL May 28, 2024
75th Percentile Optician Salary $63,111 IL May 28, 2024
90th Percentile Optician Salary $70,621 IL May 28, 2024
25% $48,589 10% $42,877 90% $70,621 75% $63,111 $54,862 50%(Median) Didn’t find job title? Click
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What skills does an Optician need?

Each competency has five to ten behavioral assertions that can be observed, each with a corresponding performance level (from one to five) that is required for a particular job.


Customer Service: Customer service is the provision of service to customers before, during and after a purchase. The perception of success of such interactions is dependent on employees "who can adjust themselves to the personality of the guest". Customer service concerns the priority an organization assigns to customer service relative to components such as product innovation and pricing. In this sense, an organization that values good customer service may spend more money in training employees than the average organization or may proactively interview customers for feedback. From the point of view of an overall sales process engineering effort, customer service plays an important role in an organization's ability to generate income and revenue. From that perspective, customer service should be included as part of an overall approach to systematic improvement. One good customer service experience can change the entire perception a customer holds towards the organization.


Promotion: Developing and implementing promotional activities to attract and increase the awareness of customers in buying products.


Point of Sale: Accepting payments from customers for goods and services either in person or online.

Customer Service 22%
Promotion 2.03%
Point of Sale 1.49%
Others 74.48%
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Job Description for Optician

Optician measures and fits contact lenses and eyeglass frames based on prescriptions written by ophthalmologists or optometrists. Takes precision measurements of eyes using a 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 eyeglasses and contact lens care and maintenance. May process work orders and sales. Requires a high school diploma. Requires Applicable License. Requires Licensed Optician. Typically reports to a manager. Optician's years of experience requirement may be unspecified. Certification and/or licensing in the position's specialty is the main requirement. (Copyright 2024 View full job description

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Job Openings for Optician in Illinois
  • Pearle Vision in Geneva is currently hiring for a full-time optician/sales associate position. Duties include but are not limited to: pretesting patients, ...
    - 3 Days Ago
  • About the Job. Opticians are responsible for selling eyewear and eyewear accessories to patients. They ensure patients are fitted with the right-size frame...
    - 5 Days Ago
  • Overview. We are currently soliciting expressions of interest prior to the opening of a skilled Dispensing Optician opportunity that w...
    - 2 Days Ago
  • Optician I. General Job Description & Responsibilities. The primary responsibility of this position is to ensure that all patients are receiving the best q...
    - 2 Days Ago
  • Job Description. Assists members in ordering eyeglasses. Uses computer to process orders, dispenses eyeglasses and contacts and oversees apprentices. Provi...
    - 1 Day Ago

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Location Avg. Salary Date Updated
Location Cicero, IL Avg. Salary $56,257 Date Updated May 28, 2024
Location Mount Prospect, IL Avg. Salary $56,042 Date Updated May 28, 2024
Location Abingdon, IL Avg. Salary $50,786 Date Updated May 28, 2024
Location Adair, IL Avg. Salary $51,269 Date Updated May 28, 2024
Location Addieville, IL Avg. Salary $52,074 Date Updated May 28, 2024
Location Addison, IL Avg. Salary $56,042 Date Updated May 28, 2024
Location Akin, IL Avg. Salary $50,518 Date Updated May 28, 2024
Location Albany, IL Avg. Salary $50,089 Date Updated May 28, 2024
Location Albers, IL Avg. Salary $52,074 Date Updated May 28, 2024
Location Albion, IL Avg. Salary $49,338 Date Updated May 28, 2024
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