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Ophthalmic Surgical Assistant Salary

Women make up the vast majority of Ophthalmic Surgical Assistants in the United States. The average pay in this industry is approximately $18.30 per hour. It's exciting to note that the majority of individuals in this field enjoy their work considerably. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, more than a third are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by the larger part and dental insurance is reported by close to one-half. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$14.04 - $24.73
(Median)
$14
$18
$25
MEDIAN: $18.00
10%
50%
90%

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Hourly Rate
$14.04 - $24.73  
   
Overtime
$17.88 - $44.84  
National Annualized Data (?
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Bonus
$0.00 - $1,500  
   
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 - $57,716  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 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 5%

National Average
$40,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

Entry-Level
up arrow 8%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
94 %
Male
6 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 60% dental benefits Dental: 50%
vision benefits Vision: 30% employee benefits None: 35%