Certified Ophthalmic Assistant (COA) with Surgery Skills Salary

Median pay for Certified Ophthalmic Assistants with Surgery skills is around $17.24 per hour. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. A strong majority enjoy medical while a little less than one-half get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to nearly two in five. The vast majority (90 percent) of Certified Ophthalmic Assistants with Surgery skills who took the survey are female. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$24,730 - $50,245
$25K
$38K
$50K
MEDIAN: $38,001
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$13.53 - $22.84
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MEDIAN: $17.24
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$24,730 - $50,245  
   
Bonus
$251.68 - $2,490  
Profit Sharing
$1,017  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$28,365 - $48,473  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 22
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$13.53 - $22.84  
   
Overtime
$17.94 - $36.54  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$251.68 - $2,490  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,017  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$28,365 - $48,473  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 203

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Pay by Experience Level for Certified Ophthalmic Assistant (COA)

Pay by Experience for a Certified Ophthalmic Assistant (COA) has a positive trend. An entry-level Certified Ophthalmic Assistant (COA) with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $32,000 based on 74 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Certified Ophthalmic Assistant (COA) with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $39,000 based on 76 salaries. An experienced Certified Ophthalmic Assistant (COA) which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $38,000 based on 77 salaries. A Certified Ophthalmic Assistant (COA) with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $43,000 based on 37 salaries.

Key Stats for Certified Ophthalmic Assistant (COA)

Gender

Female
90 %
Male
10 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 43 votes.
Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
15%
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Experience Affects Certified Ophthalmic Assistant (COA) Salaries

Late-Career
▲16%

Mid-Career
▲6%

Experienced
▲4%

National Average
$37,000

Entry-Level
▼13%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 43 votes.

Gender

Female
90 %
Male
10 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 75%
dental benefits
Dental: 46%
vision benefits
Vision: 40%
no benefits
None: 17%
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