Average Base Pay
16.74% above national average
Additional Cash Compensation
A person in an entry-level Opticians, Dispensing role with under one year of job experience can expect to make an average annual salary of $24,550. A Opticians, Dispensing candidate with 1-4 years of experience makes an average total salary of $28,640. A person in a mid-career Opticians, Dispensing role with 5-9 years of experience makes an average salary of $34,810 a year. Opticians, Dispensing with 10 or more years of experience make an average of $43,040. In their late career (over 20 years of experience), a person in a Opticians, Dispensing role’s annual salary averages $48,680 per year.
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While certifications are not required for every Opticians, Dispensing position, they can certainly increase your salary and lead to an easier recruitment process when applying to enterprises that favor candidates with additional certifications.
The current Bureau of Labor Statistics states the salary is $34,810 higher than the national average for Opticians, Dispensing positions.
Yes, there is strong potential for promotion — either with an additional educational degree or with continued years of experience. There are a multitude of other positions Opticians, Dispensing roles that can advance both internally and with another company.