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Certified Optician Salary

How much does a Certified Optician make in the United States?
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Salary Data for Certified Optician

$43,764 (USD)/yr

$21 (USD)/hr

$586 (USD)/yr

$43,271 (USD)/yr

$21 (USD)/hr

$586 (USD)/yr

Job Description
Design, measure, fit, and adapt lenses and frames for client according to written optical prescription or specification. Assist client with inserting, removing, and caring for contact lenses. Assist client with selecting frames. Measure customer for size of eyeglasses and coordinate frames with facial and eye measurements and optical prescription. Prepare work order for optical laboratory containing instructions for grinding and mounting lenses in frames. Verify exactness of finished lens spectacles. Adjust frame and lens position to fit client. May shape or reshape frames. Includes contact lens opticians.
The average certified optician salary in United States is $43,764 or an equivalent hourly rate of $21. In addition, they earn an average bonus of $586. Salary estimates based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in United States.
Compensation Data Based on Experience

$32,634 (USD)

$53,026 (USD)


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Salary Potential

$50,734 (USD)

16 %

Based on our compensation data, the estimated salary potential for Certified Optician will increase 16 % over 5 years.

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