Certified Paraoptometric Assistant (CPOA) Salary (United States)

A Certified Paraoptometric Assistant (CPOA) earns an average wage of $13.24 per hour. For the first five to ten years in this position, pay increases somewhat, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.
Certified Paraoptometric Assistant (CPOA) Total Pay (?
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$22,148 - $41,217
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $25,961
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Certified Paraoptometric Assistant (CPOA) Total Pay (?
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$10.21 - $16.67
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $13.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$14K$28K$42K
Salary
$22,148 - $41,217  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,510  
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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$21,538 - $37,063  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 204
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$10.21 - $16.67  
   
Overtime
$11.63 - $26.11  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,510  
   
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).
)
$21,538 - $37,063  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 204
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Job Description for Certified Paraoptometric Assistant (CPOA)

  • 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 Paraoptometric Assistant (CPOA) Salaries

Mid-Career
up arrow 8%
Experienced
up arrow 7%
National Average
$28,000
Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 49 votes.

Gender

Female
95%
female alumni
 
Male
5%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
2%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 45% dental benefits Dental: 21%
vision benefits Vision: 43% employee benefits None: 37%
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