Optical Laboratory Technician Salary in United States

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Average Salary for Optical Laboratory Technician in United States

The average salary of a(n) Optical Laboratory Technician in United States is $39,546.

The average hourly rate of a(n) Optical Laboratory Technician in United States is $19.01.

The average bonus of a(n) Optical Laboratory Technician in United States is $593.00.

Job Description:

Prepares and operates grinding and polishing machines to make lenses, optical flats, and other precision optical elements for optical instruments and ophthalmic goods, such as telescopes, aerial cameras, military optical systems, and eyeglasses. Controls machine to rough-grind blanks of optical glass to approximate size and shape, or manually positions and turns blanks against grinding wheel or lap. Blocks optical element in plaster or other compound. Mounts blocked element in machine and operates machine to oscillate and rotate element against abrasive to fine-grind element to final size and shape. Periodically stops machine to inspect and measure elements for accuracy and degree of completion. Polishes surfaces, using lens-polishing machine. May cement lens elements together to obtain corrected lens assemblies. May mount optical elements in holders or adapters for use in instruments. Less

Prepares and operates grinding and polishing machines to make lenses, optical flats, and other precision optical elements for optical instruments and ophthalmic goods, such as telescopes, aerial cameras, military optical systems, and eyeglasses. Controls machine to rough-grind blanks of optical... More

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