Certified Optometric Assistant Salary (United States)

The average rate for a Certified Optometric Assistant is $13.38 per hour. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career. For the first five to ten years in this position, wages increase modestly, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay.
Certified Optometric Assistant Salary (?
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$9.77 - $17.28
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.77 - $17.28  
   
Overtime
$13.09 - $24.74  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $974  
   
Total Pay (?
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$20,869 - $36,337  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 60
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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.

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Experience Affects Certified Optometric Assistant Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 8%
Mid-Career
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National Average
$29,000
Entry-Level
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Gender

Female
100%
female alumni
 
Male
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Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
34%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 50% dental benefits Dental: 21%
vision benefits Vision: 60% employee benefits None: 31%
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