Ophthalmic Medical Assistant Salary

An Ophthalmic Medical Assistant earns an average wage of $13.81 per hour. People in this job generally don't have more than 10 years' experience.

$9.78 - $18.61
(Median)
$9
$14
$19
MEDIAN: $13.00
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.78 - $18.61  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $24.96  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,479  
   
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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$20,463 - $39,789  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 78
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Job Description for Ophthalmic Medical Assistant

Ophthalmic medical assistants work underneath ophthalmologists and assist in administering patient care relating to the eyes, as well as patient questionnaires to gather medical history, visual testing, and assisting in laser operations. In smaller practices, these assistants may also have front-desk duties, such as greeting customers, answering the telephone, billing, and scheduling appointments. It may also occasionally be necessary to communicate with patients' other medical providers to ensure that the procedures are covered by their insurance.

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Ophthalmic Medical Assistant Tasks

  • Coordinate patient care and influx of patients.
  • Provide technical ophthalmic and administrative assistance.
  • Take patient history and perform preliminary examination of patient.
  • Assist ophthalmologist with office patient procedures.

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Experience Affects Ophthalmic Medical Assistant Salaries

Mid-Career
up arrow 16%

National Average
$29,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 5%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 11 votes.

Gender

Female
91 %
Male
9 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
65%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
2%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 58% dental benefits Dental: 20%
vision benefits Vision: 32% employee benefits None: 31%
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