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Optometric Technician Salary (United States)

An Optometric Technician earns an average wage of $11.81 per hour. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.
Optometric Technician Salary (?
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$18,310 - $39,402
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MEDIAN: $25,461
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Optometric Technician Salary (?
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$9.01 - $15.93
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National Salary Data

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$0$14K$28K$42K
Salary
$18,310 - $39,402  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,067  
Commission
$150.00 - $1,360  
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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$18,906 - $33,712  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 39
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$9.01 - $15.93  
   
Overtime
$12.84 - $22.74  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,067  
   
Commission
$150.00 - $1,360  
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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$18,906 - $33,712  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 715
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Job Description for Optometric Technician

Optometrists help clients maintain sharp, accurate eyesight, and optometric assistants help optometrists in a variety of tasks and ensure their office's operations run smoothly and efficiently. It is often the optometric assistant who performs much of the preparatory work for examinations, a series of duties that includes the maintenance and calibration of vision testing equipment, the application of various pre-examination tests for incoming patients, and clerical duties such as scheduling appointments, distributing prescribed items, and performing general maintenance (including cleaning and sanitizing the office and examination room).
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Optometric Technician Tasks
  • Take patient history and perform preliminary examination of patient.
  • Assist Optometrist with examinations and maintain patient charts.
  • Explain eye exercises to patients, and may monitor vision therapy.
  • Fit and dispense glasses and contact lens for patients.
  • Order prescription eyewear.

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Pay Difference By Location

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Experience Affects Optometric Technician Salaries

National Average
$25,000

Skills That Affect Optometric Technician Salaries

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$25,000
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Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
90%
female alumni
 
Male
10%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 36% dental benefits Dental: 21%
vision benefits Vision: 41% employee benefits None: 43%