Job Description: Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians - also known as optical goods workers - make prescription eyeglass lenses. They cut, grind, edge, and finish lenses according to specifications provided by dispensing opticians, optometrists, or ophthalmologists, and may insert lenses into frames to produce finished glasses.
They use grinders, polishers, and lensometers, and must be able to read and understand prescriptions.
Wages - Statewide:
To give you an idea of how much you might earn, we have given you the average hourly wages and average yearly wages for this career throughout California. Wages can vary greatly in different parts of the State.
Hourly Average Wages:
Yearly Average Wages:
Source: California Occupational Employment and Wage Data, 2010
An average of 40 job openings will be available statewide per year. The number of openings includes both new jobs and replacement openings as workers leave the occupation.
Source: California Occupational Employment Projections 2008 - 2018