Entry-Level Ophthalmic Assistant Salary

Median pay for Entry-Level Ophthalmic Assistants is around $14.28 per hour. Nearly one-fourth of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, the larger part report medical coverage and approximately one-half claim dental coverage as well. For the most part, Entry-Level Ophthalmic Assistants enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Female Entry-Level Ophthalmic Assistants far outnumber their male contemporaries among survey respondents. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$22,515 - $41,106
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$41K
MEDIAN: $29,457
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$10.87 - $17.93
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MEDIAN: $14.28
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Salary
$22,515 - $41,106  
   
Bonus
$97.87 - $1,226  
Profit Sharing
$506  
Commission
$850  
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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$22,869 - $38,237  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 20
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$10.87 - $17.93  
   
Overtime
$16.42 - $27.29  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$97.87 - $1,226  
   
Commission
$850  
Profit Sharing
$506  
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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$22,869 - $38,237  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 331

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Key Stats for Ophthalmic Assistant

Gender

Female
88 %
Male
12 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 41 votes.
Less than 1 year
16%
1-4 years
72%
5-9 years
12%
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Skills That Affect Ophthalmic Assistant Salaries

Electronic Medical Records (EMR)
▲1%

Patient Education
▲1%

National Average
$30,000

Laser-Assisted In-Situ Keratomileusis (LASIK)
▼4%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 41 votes.

Gender

Female
88 %
Male
12 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 66%
dental benefits
Dental: 49%
vision benefits
Vision: 41%
no benefits
None: 27%
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