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Average Optician Salary — Optician Wages in Canada
The table below details the hourly wages for Opticians.
The Canadian national occupation classification code (NOC) for this role is 3231.
Job titles and exact duties vary in this occupation.
Examples of some job titles are: optician, contact lens technician and ophthalmic dispenser.
The pay information below has been split into rough bands as follows:
According to the latest figures, the highest hourly average wages are earned in Halifax, Nova Scotia at $22.15 per hour and the lowest average wages are earned in Montreal, Quebec at $16 per hour.
A typical full-time annual salary for this occupation is in the region of $32,000 – $42,000.
The largest sector of employment for opticians is retail trade. The average weekly earnings for the retail trade sector as a whole were $517.23 in 2012, an increase of 5.7% on the previous year. Assuming an average working week of 36 hours, hourly average earnings in this sector for 2012 were $14.37.
Average Hourly Wages for Opticians in Canada
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$ per hr
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|Calgary – Alberta*||16.00||16.00||26.44||2011|
|Edmonton – Alberta||17.00||20.15||22.54||2011|
|Vancouver / Lower Mainland Southwest – British Columbia||12.82||18.22||24.00||2011|
|Winnipeg – Manitoba||13.50||20.20||31.80||2009|
|Fredericton – New Brunswick||-||-||-||-|
|Halifax – Nova Scotia||17.00||22.15||25.30||2010|
|Toronto – Ontario||13.00||21.26||28.65||2010|
|Ottawa – Ontario||13.75||22.00||26.60||2005|
|Bruce / Grey / Simcoe / Muskoka District – Ontario||19.68||22.11||25.00||2007|
|Kitchener, Cambridge, Guelph, Listowel – Ontario||-||-||-||-|
|Prince Edward Island||-||-||-||-|
|Montreal – Quebec||12.25||16.00||20.50||2007|
|Saskatoon Area – Saskatchewan||-||-||-||-|
* 5th percentile, median, 95th percentile bands used.