Median pay for Entry-Level Certified Ophthalmic Assistants lies in the neighborhood of $15.34 per hour. Health benefits are not claimed by all — nearly one in five lack any form of coverage — but a strong majority have medical insurance, and just under one-half have dental, too. Most Entry-Level Certified Ophthalmic Assistants like their work and job satisfaction is high. The vast majority (88 percent) of Entry-Level Certified Ophthalmic Assistants who took the survey are female. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$23,729 - $43,838
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$44K
MEDIAN: $31,196
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$12.10 - $19.67
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$15K$30K$45K
Salary
$23,729 - $43,838  
   
Bonus
$102.34 - $1,550  
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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$25,300 - $41,735  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 54
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$12.10 - $19.67  
   
Overtime
$17.51 - $31.14  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$102.34 - $1,550  
   
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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$25,300 - $41,735  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 716

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Key Stats for Certified Ophthalmic Assistant (COA)

Gender

Female
88 %
Male
12 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 96 votes.
078
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
79%
5-9 years
19%
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Skills That Affect Certified Ophthalmic Assistant (COA) Salaries

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

National Average
$32,000

Medical Coding
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 96 votes.

Gender

Female
88 %
Male
12 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 74%
dental benefits
Dental: 47%
vision benefits
Vision: 39%
dental benefits
None: 21%
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