Entry-Level Ophthalmic Assistant Salary

Entry-Level Ophthalmic Assistants can expect to earn an average of $14.44 per hour. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — just under a third lack coverage. On the flip side, more than half have medical insurance and half receive dental plans. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. The vast majority of Entry-Level Ophthalmic Assistants (89 percent) who responded to the survey are women. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
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$22,695 - $48,865
$23K
$31K
$49K
MEDIAN: $30,873
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$10.96 - $18.15
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MEDIAN: $14.44
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$0$48K
Salary $22,695 - $48,865
Bonus $97.87 - $1,030
Profit Sharing $700
Commission $850
Total Pay (?
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$23,031 - $39,259
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 23
Hourly Data $0$27
Hourly Rate $10.96 - $18.15
Overtime $16.24 - $27.19
Annual Data $0$39K
Bonus $97.87 - $1,030
Commission $850
Profit Sharing $700
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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$23,031 - $39,259
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 330

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Key Stats for Ophthalmic Assistant

Gender

Female
89 %
Male
11 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 42 votes.
Less than 1 year
15%
1-4 years
73%
5-9 years
12%
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Skills That Affect Ophthalmic Assistant Salaries

Electronic Medical Records (EMR)
▼0%

National Average
$30,000

Patient Education
▼1%

Laser-Assisted In-Situ Keratomileusis (LASIK)
▼6%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 42 votes.

Gender

Female
89 %
Male
11 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 65%
dental benefits
Dental: 48%
vision benefits
Vision: 37%
no benefits
None: 29%
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