A Mid-Career Certified Ophthalmic Assistant (COA) earns an average wage of $17.25 per hour.

$25,439 - $50,016
(Median)
$25K
$37K
$50K
MEDIAN: $37,057
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$13.93 - $21.95
(Median)
$14
$17
$22
MEDIAN: $17.00
10%
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$25,439 - $50,016  
   
Bonus
$197.27 - $4,926  
Profit Sharing
$1,221  
Commission
$700  
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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$28,926 - $47,019  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 44
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$13.93 - $21.95  
   
Overtime
$19.90 - $33.74  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$197.27 - $4,926  
   
Commission
$700  
Profit Sharing
$1,221  
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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$28,926 - $47,019  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 600

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $36,328

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Skills That Affect Certified Ophthalmic Assistant (COA) Salaries

Surgery
up arrow 9%

Laser-Assisted In-Situ Keratomileusis (LASIK)
up arrow 5%

Procedures
up arrow 3%

Patient Education
up arrow 2%

Medical Photography
up arrow 2%

Medicine / Surgery
up arrow 2%

Electronic Medical Records (EMR)
up arrow 1%

Medical Coding
up arrow 1%

National Average
$36,000

Optometry
up arrow 2%

Sqribe
up arrow 5%

Scribing
up arrow 7%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 93 votes.

Gender

Female
90 %
Male
10 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 77%
dental benefits
Dental: 50%
medical benefits
Vision: 32%
dental benefits
None: 19%
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