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Ophthalmic Surgical Assistant Salary

Most Ophthalmic Surgical Assistants in the United States are women. The workforce as a whole earns a median of approximately $18.14 per hour. More than a third of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, the greater part report medical coverage and half claim dental coverage as well. Something to celebrate is that most people in this position are highly satisfied with their jobs. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$14.04 - $24.11
(Median)
$14
$18
$24
MEDIAN: $18.00
10%
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90%

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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$14.04 - $24.11  
   
Overtime
$17.75 - $45.01  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
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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$30,158 - $56,512  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 47
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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 6%

National Average
$39,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

Entry-Level
up arrow 7%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 2 votes.

Gender

Female
93 %
Male
7 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
32%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 59% dental benefits Dental: 49%
vision benefits Vision: 31% employee benefits None: 36%
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