A Certified Ophthalmic Assistant (COA) in Atlanta, Georgia earns an average wage of $18.67 per hour. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are Surgery and Medicine / Surgery. For the first five to ten years in this position, wages increase modestly, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.

$15.72 - $24.19
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$16
$19
$24
MEDIAN: $18.00
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Hourly Rate
$15.72 - $24.19  
   
Overtime
$30.04  
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$650  
   
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$32,948 - $51,111  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 27

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About Atlanta, Georgia

Fulton County, Georgia
463,875
Male:
223,960 (48.3%)
Female:
239,915 (51.7%)
Atlanta is the capital of and the most populous city in the U.S. state of Georgia, with an estimated 2015 population of 463,878. Atlanta is the cultural and economic center of the Atlanta metropolitan area, home to 5,522,942 people and the ninth largest metropolitan area in the United States. Atlanta is the county seat of Fulton County, and a small portion of the city extends eastward into DeKalb County. Atlanta was established in 1837 at the intersection of two railroad lines, and the city rose from the ashes of the American Civil War to become a national center of commerce. In the decades following the Civil Rights Movement, during which the city earned a reputation as "too busy to hate" for the relatively progressive views of some of its citizens and leaders compared to other cities in the Deep South Atlanta attained international prominence. Atlanta is the primary transportation hub of...
Atlanta:
$50,210
Georgia:
$51,244
$981
Atlanta:
$241,200
Georgia:
$159,300
4.8%

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Experience Affects Certified Ophthalmic Assistant (COA) Salaries


National Average
$40,000


Entry-Level
up arrow 13%

Skills That Affect Certified Ophthalmic Assistant (COA) Salaries

Surgery
up arrow 19%

Medicine / Surgery
up arrow 11%

Procedures
up arrow 3%

Patient Education
up arrow 1%

Medical Photography
0%

Laser-Assisted In-Situ Keratomileusis (LASIK)
0%

Medical Coding
0%

National Average
$40,000

Electronic Medical Records (EMR)
up arrow 1%

Optometry
up arrow 3%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 8 votes.

Gender

Female
93 %
Male
7 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
23%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
37%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 87%
dental benefits
Dental: 61%
medical benefits
Vision: 57%
dental benefits
None: 4%
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