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Certified Optometric Assistant Salary

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.

$9.55 - $17.79
(Median)
$9
$14
$18
MEDIAN: $13.00
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.55 - $17.79  
   
Overtime
$11.75 - $24.82  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $888  
   
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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$20,432 - $36,920  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 57

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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 7%

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

National Average
$29,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 11%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 5 votes.

Gender

Female
97 %
Male
3 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 48% dental benefits Dental: 22%
vision benefits Vision: 57% employee benefits None: 31%
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