The average Certified Optometric Assistant in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $13.12 per hour. The larger part report receiving medical coverage from their employers and around two in five collect dental insurance. Among survey respondents, women are more common than men; 89 percent of Certified Optometric Assistants are female. Most Certified Optometric Assistants report high levels of job satisfaction. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$9.10 - $17.07
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MEDIAN: $13.12
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Hourly Rate
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National Annualized Data (?
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$18,984 - $35,791  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 27

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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

  • Fit and dispense glasses and contact lens for patients.
  • Take patient history and perform preliminary examination of patient.
  • Assist Optometrist with examinations and maintain patient charts.

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Key Stats for Certified Optometric Assistant

Gender

Female
89 %
Male
11 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 2 votes.
053
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
54%
5-9 years
11%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
7%
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Years in Fields/Career:
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Experience Affects Certified Optometric Assistant Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 24%

Mid-Career
up arrow 7%

National Average
$28,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 23%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 2 votes.

Gender

Female
89 %
Male
11 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
54%
5-9 years
11%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 60%
dental benefits
Dental: 40%
vision benefits
Vision: 47%
dental benefits
None: 20%
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