Entry-Level Ophthalmic Assistants can expect to earn an average of $13.95 per hour. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Entry-Level Ophthalmic Assistants. Some workers in this field — nearly one in four — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by the greater part and dental plans are enjoyed by roughly one-half. The vast majority (86 percent) of Entry-Level Ophthalmic Assistants who took the survey are female. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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$21,639 - $40,899
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MEDIAN: $30,065
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$10.50 - $17.71
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Salary
$21,639 - $40,899  
   
Bonus
$90.00 - $2,100  
Profit Sharing
$512  
Total Pay (?
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$22,205 - $37,333  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 23
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$10.50 - $17.71  
   
Overtime
$15.91 - $27.08  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$90.00 - $2,100  
   
Profit Sharing
$512  
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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$22,205 - $37,333  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 319

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Key Stats for Ophthalmic Assistant

Gender

Female
86 %
Male
14 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 38 votes.
073
Less than 1 year
15%
1-4 years
74%
5-9 years
11%
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Skills That Affect Ophthalmic Assistant Salaries

Electronic Medical Records (EMR)
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Patient Education
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National Average
$29,000

Laser-Assisted In-Situ Keratomileusis (LASIK)
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 38 votes.

Gender

Female
86 %
Male
14 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 67%
dental benefits
Dental: 48%
vision benefits
Vision: 41%
dental benefits
None: 25%
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