Entry-Level Ophthalmic Assistant Salary

Entry-Level Ophthalmic Assistants can expect to earn an average of $14.13 per hour. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and roughly a fourth lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by the greater part and dental coverage is claimed by around half. Women make up the vast majority of Entry-Level Ophthalmic Assistants (87 percent) who answered the questionnaire. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$21,447 - $40,722
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MEDIAN: $29,881
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$10.67 - $17.84
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Salary
$21,447 - $40,722  
   
Bonus
$82.92 - $2,909  
Profit Sharing
$506  
Total Pay (?
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$22,459 - $37,542  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 22
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$10.67 - $17.84  
   
Overtime
$16.06 - $27.19  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$82.92 - $2,909  
   
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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$22,459 - $37,542  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 309
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Key Stats for Ophthalmic Assistant

Gender

Female
87 %
Male
13 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 39 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)
▲2%

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 39 votes.

Gender

Female
87 %
Male
13 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 68%
dental benefits
Dental: 50%
vision benefits
Vision: 42%
dental benefits
None: 25%
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