Eyeglass Makers


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Eyeglass Makers

Eyeglass Makers - Wages & Trends

Some workers belong to unions. These workers tend to earn higher wages than non-union workers. Wages also vary by area of the country.

Lens grinders and polishers who work full time often receive benefits. Typical benefits include sick leave, paid vacation, and health insurance.

Ophthalmic laboratory technicians (SOC 51-9083)
Location
Pay Period
25%
Median
75%
Illinois Hourly $11.80 $15.08 $19.11
Yearly $24,537 $31,371 $39,745
    Cook County Hourly $11.31 $13.14 $16.95
Yearly $23,523 $27,324 $35,261
    Du Page County Hourly $16.74 $20.11 $23.66
Yearly $34,828 $41,838 $49,219
    Northwest Illinois Area Hourly $12.58 $13.98 $15.52
Yearly $26,170 $29,075 $32,290
    Peoria-Bloomington Area Hourly $10.77 $11.72 $13.04
Yearly $22,409 $24,370 $27,127
United States Hourly $12.89 $15.68 $19.26
Yearly $26,810 $32,620 $40,060

Source: Illinois Career Information System (CIS) brought to you by Illinois Department of Employment Security.