Certified Ophthalmic Assistant (COA) with Surgery Skills Salary

Median pay for Certified Ophthalmic Assistants with Surgery skills is around $17.38 per hour. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. The majority of Certified Ophthalmic Assistants with Surgery skills claim high levels of job satisfaction. A strong majority report receiving medical coverage from their employers and just over two-fifths collect dental insurance. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$24,511 - $51,547
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MEDIAN: $40,167
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$13.50 - $23.14
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$24,511 - $51,547  
   
Bonus
$246.58 - $2,419  
Profit Sharing
$1,017  
Total Pay (?
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$28,283 - $49,137  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 20
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$13.50 - $23.14  
   
Overtime
$17.11 - $36.82  
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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$28,283 - $49,137  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 209
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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.


Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $32K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $39K on average — a distinctly larger sum. Certified Ophthalmic Assistants with Surgery skills bring in $38K after working for 10 to 20 years. Certified Ophthalmic Assistants with Surgery skills who have spent more than 20 years on the job report earning a significantly higher median of $43K.

Key Stats for Certified Ophthalmic Assistant (COA)

Gender

Female
93 %
Male
8 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 37 votes.
Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
16%
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Experience Affects Certified Ophthalmic Assistant (COA) Salaries

Late-Career
▲16%

Mid-Career
▲6%

Experienced
▲3%

National Average
$37,000

Entry-Level
▼13%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 37 votes.

Gender

Female
93 %
Male
8 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 74%
dental benefits
Dental: 44%
vision benefits
Vision: 39%
dental benefits
None: 18%
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