The average Entry-Level Certified Ophthalmic Assistant can expect to rake in roughly $15.40 per hour. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, one-fifth are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by a fair number and dental insurance is reported by slightly less than half. The vast majority of Entry-Level Certified Ophthalmic Assistants (88 percent) who participated in the survey are women. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$23,729 - $43,838
(Median)
$24K
$31K
$44K
MEDIAN: $31,179
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$12.13 - $19.66
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MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$15K$30K$45K
Salary
$23,729 - $43,838  
   
Bonus
$195.33 - $1,949  
Profit Sharing
$870  
Commission
$900  
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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$25,345 - $41,672  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 54
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$12.13 - $19.66  
   
Overtime
$17.53 - $31.14  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$195.33 - $1,949  
   
Commission
$900  
Profit Sharing
$870  
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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$25,345 - $41,672  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 729
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Skills That Affect Certified Ophthalmic Assistant (COA) Salaries

Laser-Assisted In-Situ Keratomileusis (LASIK)
up arrow 7%

Refraction
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Electronic Medical Records (EMR)
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Medicine / Surgery
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Medical Photography
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Procedures
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Optometry
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Patient Education
0%

National Average
$32,000

Medical Coding
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Surgery
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 97 votes.

Gender

Female
88 %
Male
12 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 74%
dental benefits
Dental: 46%
medical benefits
Vision: 37%
dental benefits
None: 21%
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