Certified Ophthalmic Assistants with Surgery skills pull down an average of $17.54 per hour. Career length and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. While close to one-fifth report receiving no health benefits, a fair number do receive medical coverage, and more than two-fifths have dental, as well. Most Certified Ophthalmic Assistants with Surgery skills like their work and job satisfaction is high. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$27,227 - $51,905
$27K
$41K
$52K
MEDIAN: $40,927
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$13.50 - $23.38
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$18
$23
MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$27,227 - $51,905  
   
Bonus
$206.08 - $1,479  
Profit Sharing
$2,000  
Total Pay (?
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$28,325 - $49,847  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 17
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$13.50 - $23.38  
   
Overtime
$16.48 - $36.47  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$206.08 - $1,479  
   
Profit Sharing
$2,000  
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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$28,325 - $49,847  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 222

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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.


Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $32K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $40K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $39K in this role. Seasoned veterans with 20 years under their belts enjoy a median income of $40K.

Key Stats for Certified Ophthalmic Assistant (COA)

Gender

Female
96 %
Male
4 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 39 votes.
Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
25%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
18%
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Experience Affects Certified Ophthalmic Assistant (COA) Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 8%

Mid-Career
up arrow 6%

Experienced
up arrow 4%

National Average
$37,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 14%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
96 %
Male
4 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
25%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 71%
dental benefits
Dental: 42%
vision benefits
Vision: 39%
dental benefits
None: 21%
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