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Certified Optometric Assistant Salary

Women make up the vast majority of Certified Optometric Assistants in the United States. The average pay in this industry is approximately $13.45 per hour. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, just under a third are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by roughly one-half and dental insurance is reported by about a fifth. The majority of Certified Optometric Assistants claim high levels of job satisfaction. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
$9.75 - $17.32
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.75 - $17.32  
   
Overtime
$11.75 - $24.82  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $894  
   
Total Pay (?
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$20,831 - $36,417  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 59
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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 3%

National Average
$29,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 10%

Job Satisfaction

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

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
34%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 51% dental benefits Dental: 20%
vision benefits Vision: 61% employee benefits None: 29%