The average wage for an Ophthalmic Surgical Assistant is $18.22 per hour. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career.
Ophthalmic Surgical Assistant Total Pay (?
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$12.59 - $24.82
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MEDIAN: $18.00
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$12.59 - $24.82  
   
Overtime
$17.62 - $41.34  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,172  
   
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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$26,699 - $53,520  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 21 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 64
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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.

Experience Affects Ophthalmic Surgical Assistant Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 8%
National Average
$38,000
Mid-Career
up arrow 3%
Entry-Level
up arrow 7%
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Gender
Female
95%
female alumni
 
Male
5%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
8%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 55% dental benefits Dental: 48%
vision benefits Vision: 27% employee benefits None: 38%
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