Certified Paraoptometric Assistant (CPOA) Salary

A Certified Paraoptometric Assistant (CPOA) earns an average wage of $13.38 per hour. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.
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$20,620 - $39,753
$21K
$29K
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MEDIAN: $28,785
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$10.55 - $16.53
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Salary
$20,620 - $39,753  
   
Bonus
$204.26 - $3,576  
Commission
$1,500  
Total Pay (?
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$22,041 - $35,487  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 13
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$10.55 - $16.53  
   
Overtime
$14.97 - $24.46  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$204.26 - $3,576  
   
Commission
$1,500  
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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$22,041 - $35,487  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 145

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Job Description for Certified Paraoptometric Assistant (CPOA)

Certified paraoptometric assistants (CPOAs) work with patients in an eye care center, optometrist’s office, or eye clinic. Under the supervision of an optometrist or eye care specialist, CPOAs perform technical duties such as measuring visual acuity, measuring the curvature of the cornea, performing glaucoma screening tests, testing blood pressure, and measuring the distance between the pupils of the eye. Additionally, CPOAs often take detailed patient histories and initial workups; these patient histories are later entered into the office's computer system, so the ability to use basic computer software is needed.

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Certified Paraoptometric Assistant (CPOA) 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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Pay by Experience Level for Certified Paraoptometric Assistant (CPOA)

Pay by Experience for a Certified Paraoptometric Assistant (CPOA) has a positive trend. An entry-level Certified Paraoptometric Assistant (CPOA) with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $27,000 based on 95 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Certified Paraoptometric Assistant (CPOA) with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $29,000 based on 55 salaries. An experienced Certified Paraoptometric Assistant (CPOA) which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $33,000 based on 28 salaries. A Certified Paraoptometric Assistant (CPOA) with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $32,000 based on 10 salaries.

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Key Stats for Certified Paraoptometric Assistant (CPOA)

Gender

Female
94 %
Male
6 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 27 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
6%
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Experience Affects Certified Paraoptometric Assistant (CPOA) Salaries

Experienced
▲18%

Late-Career
▲14%

Mid-Career
▲2%

National Average
$28,000

Entry-Level
▼3%

Skills That Affect Certified Paraoptometric Assistant (CPOA) Salaries

Insurance
▲4%

National Average
$28,000


Customer Service
▼5%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 27 votes.

Gender

Female
94 %
Male
6 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 36%
dental benefits
Dental: 20%
vision benefits
Vision: 25%
no benefits
None: 50%