Women account for the majority of Certified Optometric Assistants in the United States. The entire group has an average salary of $13.60 per hour. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Although slightly less than one-half have medical coverage and about a fifth have dental coverage, close to one-third claim no health benefits at all. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
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).
$20,553 - $37,029
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 55
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.