Ophthalmic Surgical Assistant Salary (United States)

The average wage for an Ophthalmic Surgical Assistant is $18.00 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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$13.51 - $23.68
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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Hourly Rate
$13.51 - $23.68  
   
Overtime
$17.45 - $43.49  
National Annualized Data (?
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Bonus
$0.00 - $1,483  
   
Total Pay (?
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$29,719 - $55,491  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 56
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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 7%
National Average
$38,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 6%

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Gender

Female
94%
female alumni
 
Male
6%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 52% dental benefits Dental: 46%
vision benefits Vision: 28% employee benefits None: 41%
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