Certified Ophthalmic Assistants with Surgery skills can expect to earn an average of $17.52 per hour. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Medical benefits are awarded to a strong majority, and just over two-fifths earn dental coverage. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$24,417 - $51,666
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$52K
MEDIAN: $40,114
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$13.53 - $23.54
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MEDIAN: $17.52
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$24,417 - $51,666  
   
Bonus
$246.58 - $2,419  
Profit Sharing
$1,017  
Total Pay (?
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$28,182 - $50,149  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 19
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$13.53 - $23.54  
   
Overtime
$17.35 - $36.61  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$246.58 - $2,419  
   
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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$28,182 - $50,149  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 216

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Pay by Experience Level for Certified Ophthalmic Assistant (COA)

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $32K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $39K. Certified Ophthalmic Assistants with Surgery skills claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $38K. Survey participants who have worked for more than two decades report bringing in $43K on average.

Key Stats for Certified Ophthalmic Assistant (COA)

Gender

Female
94 %
Male
6 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 39 votes.
030
Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
17%
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Experience Affects Certified Ophthalmic Assistant (COA) Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 16%

Mid-Career
up arrow 7%

Experienced
up arrow 4%

National Average
$37,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 13%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 39 votes.

Gender

Female
94 %
Male
6 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 73%
dental benefits
Dental: 44%
vision benefits
Vision: 40%
dental benefits
None: 17%
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