Women account for the majority of Ophthalmic Surgical Assistants in the United States. The entire group has an average salary of $18.14 per hour. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, over a third are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by a majority and dental insurance is reported by approximately half. Something to celebrate is that most people in this position are highly satisfied with their jobs. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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).
$30,158 - $56,512
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 47
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.