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Ophthalmic Surgical Assistant Salary (United States)

Most Ophthalmic Surgical Assistants in the United States are women. The median pay for people in this role is approximately $18.61 per hour. It's heartening to note that most people in this field love their work, finding it both fun and rewarding. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — around two in five lack coverage. On the flip side, slightly more than half have medical insurance and slightly less than half receive dental plans. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
Ophthalmic Surgical Assistant Salary (?
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$14.13 - $24.88
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$14.13 - $24.88  
   
Overtime
$17.62 - $45.17  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,490  
   
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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$30,677 - $57,746  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 45
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Job Description for Ophthalmic Surgical Assistant

  • Hand instruments and supplies during eye surgeries, hold retractors and cut sutures, and perform other tasks as directed by surgeon during operation.
  • Clean and restock the operating room, placing equipment and supplies and arranging instruments according to instruction.
  • Wash and sterilize equipment using germicides and sterilizers.
  • Position patients and cover with sterile surgical drapes.

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Experience Affects Ophthalmic Surgical Assistant Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 4%
National Average
$40,000
Mid-Career
up arrow 5%
Entry-Level
up arrow 9%

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 3 votes.

Gender

Female
94%
female alumni
 
Male
6%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 54% dental benefits Dental: 46%
vision benefits Vision: 29% employee benefits None: 39%