Certified Optometric Assistants in the United States are largely women. The group as a whole has a nationwide average of $13.60 per hour for pay. Slightly less than a third of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, close to one-half report medical coverage and just under a fourth claim dental coverage as well. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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).
$20,432 - $36,920
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 57
Job Description for Certified Optometric Assistant
Assist Optometrist with examinations and maintain patient charts.
Take patient history and perform preliminary examination of patient.
Fit and dispense glasses and contact lens for patients.