Optical Technician Salary

Average Yearly Salary
Updated May 19, 2020
$42,000
$31,000
Min 10%
$42,000
Median 50%
$57,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
United Technologies
Highest Paying City
Richmond, CA
Highest Paying State
Oregon
Average Experience Level
2.8 years
How much does an optical technician make?
As an Optical Technician in the USA, you can expect to earn on average $42,889 per year or $20.62 per hour. Those in the bottom 10 percent make under $31,000 a year, and the top 10 percent make over $57,000. Employers that have the highest concentration of job opportunities for Optical Technicians are Retail companies and Professional companies. Some of the states with the best Optical Technician salaries are Oregon, Washington, Alaska, Idaho, and Montana. The typical tenure for an Optical Technician is 2.8 years.
Annual Salaries For Related Jobs
Technician
$38,397
Optician
$39,936

Average Optical Technician Salary By Location

As an Optical Technician in the U.S., you can expect to earn on average $42,889 per year or $20.62 per hour. Optical Technicians make the most in Richmond, CA at about $42,556 per year. Even as an entry-level Optical Technician, you will make $29,000 per year in Richmond, CA. Oregon, Washington, Alaska, Idaho, and Montana are the top 5 highest earning states for Optical Technicians. On the other hand, Mississippi, Alabama, Texas, Hawaii, and Louisiana report the lowest wages for Optical Technicians.

Map of Optical Technician Salaries

The darker areas on the map show where Optical Technicians earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

Average Salary:

Average Optical Technician Salary By Company

Optical Technician jobs offer good job security, but the wages reported in some industries are higher than others. Retail companies and Professional companies are the best when it comes to the number of employment opportunities. The two companies that report the highest salaries for Optical Technicians are United Technologies and Lockheed Martin. In addition, companies like Danaher and Walmart report highly competitive salaries for Optical Technicians.

Average Optical Technician Pay By Industry

Wages for Optical Technicians can differ based on the industry they work in. Our analysis shows that Manufacturing companies, Technology companies, and Retail companies pay higher-than-average wages for Optical Technicians. Salaries for Optical Technicians in Manufacturing companies average $47,220 annually, while Technology companies and Retail companies pay $42,430 and $42,321, respectively. At $39,473, the average salary for Optical Technicians in the Automotive industry is lower than other industries.
Industry
Average Salary
Manufacturing
Manufacturing
$47,220
$47k
Technology
Technology
$42,430
$42k
Retail
Retail
$42,321
$42k
Hospitality
Hospitality
$41,292
$41k
Health Care
Health Care
$39,770
$40k
Automotive
Automotive
$39,473
$39k

Optical Technician Salary History

Compare salaries for individual cities or states with the national average.

National Average
Ashburn, VA

Recently Added Optical Technician Salaries

Company
Job
Location
Date Added
Salary
Randstad
Optical Technician
04/16/2020
$31,305
CTG
Optical Technician
04/14/2020
$56,349
Receptionist/Optical Technician
03/25/2020
$25,044
Volt Workforce Solutions
Optical Technician-3Rd Shift
03/06/2020
$25,086
Randstad
Optical Technician
03/06/2020
$31,305
CTG
Optical Technician III
03/05/2020
$62,610
Los Alamos National Laboratory
Optical Technician (Research TEC)
03/05/2020
$52,200
Volt Workforce Solutions
Optical Dicing Technician
03/05/2020
$37,566
CTG
Optical Technician III
03/05/2020
$62,610
Randstad
Optical Technician II
03/04/2020
$50,088
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