Optical Assistant Salary

The average pay for an Optical Assistant is $11.80 per hour. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 10 years in this field.

$20,856 - $39,305
$29K
MEDIAN: $29,492
50%

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$9.54 - $16.52
$9
$12
$17
MEDIAN: $12.00
10%
50%
90%

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$0$39K
Salary $29,492
Bonus $1,171
Commission $1,000
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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$19,799 - $35,243
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 8
Hourly Data $0$17
Hourly Rate $9.54 - $16.52
Overtime $17.22
Annual Data $0$35K
Bonus $1,171
Commission $1,000
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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$19,799 - $35,243
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 115

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Job Description for Optical Assistant

Optical assistants, also known as optometric assistants, are medical assistants who help optometrists in both clinical and administrative duties. They usually work in private practices, vision care clinics, or other facilities that offer eye car. Some of their duties may include greeting patients, answering their questions, making phone calls for the optometrist, responding to correspondences, maintaining records, scheduling patient appointments, helping the optometrist with vision tests, and helping patients understand how to care for and use contact lenses.

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Optical Assistant Tasks

  • Fit and dispense glasses and contact lens for patients.
  • Take patient history and perform preliminary examination of patient.
  • Assist Optometrist with examinations and maintain patient charts.

Common Career Paths for Optical Assistant


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Pay by Experience Level for Optical Assistant

Pay by Experience for an Optical Assistant has a positive trend. An entry-level Optical Assistant with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $24,000 based on 108 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Optical Assistant with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $27,000 based on 24 salaries. An experienced Optical Assistant which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $31,000 based on 13 salaries. An Optical Assistant with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $40,000 based on 5 salaries.

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Key Stats for Optical Assistant

Gender

Female
96 %
Male
4 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 10 votes.
Less than 1 year
15%
1-4 years
61%
5-9 years
11%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
3%
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Experience Affects Optical Assistant Salaries

Late-Career
▲59%

Experienced
▲24%

Mid-Career
▲5%

National Average
$25,000

Entry-Level
▼4%

Skills That Affect Optical Assistant Salaries

Insurance
▲5%

National Average
$25,000


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 10 votes.

Gender

Female
96 %
Male
4 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
15%
1-4 years
61%
5-9 years
11%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 41%
dental benefits
Dental: 31%
vision benefits
Vision: 50%
no benefits
None: 41%
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