Certified Optometric Assistant Salary

Women comprise the majority of Certified Optometric Assistants in the United States. Individuals in this line of work make around $13.46 per hour on average. Job satisfaction for Certified Optometric Assistants is high. Medical benefits are awarded to more than half, and over a third earn dental coverage. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$9.08 - $17.53
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MEDIAN: $13.46
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Hourly Rate
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$650  
   
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$18,933 - $36,534  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 25

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Job Description for Certified Optometric Assistant

Certified optometric assistants are tasked with assisting optometrists in performing many routine aspects of patient examination. They also help around the optometrist's office by checking in patients and collecting and inputting patient data into record-keeping software. Certified optometric assistants may be known as "paraoptometrists" in some areas, but the certification procedure is typically the same and the two jobs are quite similar.

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Certified Optometric Assistant Tasks

  • 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.

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Key Stats for Certified Optometric Assistant

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 3 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
54%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
4%
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Experience Affects Certified Optometric Assistant Salaries

Experienced
▲20%

Mid-Career
▲3%

National Average
$29,000

Entry-Level
▼13%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 3 votes.

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
54%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 56%
dental benefits
Dental: 38%
vision benefits
Vision: 50%
no benefits
None: 19%
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