Certified Optometric Assistant Salary

Women comprise the majority of Certified Optometric Assistants in the United States. Individuals in this line of work make around $13.52 per hour on average. Work is enjoyable for Certified Optometric Assistants, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, just under a third are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by just over two-fifths and dental insurance is reported by somewhere between a fifth and a fourth. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$9.38 - $17.40
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$14
$17
MEDIAN: $13.00
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Hourly Rate
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Overtime
$11.75 - $24.82  
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $900  
   
Total Pay (?
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$20,232 - $36,561  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 56
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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

  • 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
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Mid-Career
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National Average
$29,000

Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
97 %
Male
3 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 45% dental benefits Dental: 22%
vision benefits Vision: 59% employee benefits None: 31%
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