An Optometric Technician earns an average wage of $11.52 per hour. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.
Optometric Technician Total Pay (?
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$18,481 - $37,814
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MEDIAN: $25,122
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Optometric Technician Total Pay (?
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$8.95 - $15.52
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MEDIAN: $11.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$13K$26K$39K
Salary
$18,481 - $37,814  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,178  
Commission
$297.48 - $1,179  
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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$18,818 - $32,855  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 23 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 718
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$8.95 - $15.52  
   
Overtime
$13.04 - $22.56  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,178  
   
Commission
$297.48 - $1,179  
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).
)
$18,818 - $32,855  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 23 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 718
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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 by Experience Level for Optometric Technician
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
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Experience Affects Optometric Technician Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 22%
National Average
$25,000

Skills That Affect Optometric Technician Salaries

Optometry
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Patient Education
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Customer Service
0%
National Average
$25,000
Insurance
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Electronic Medical Records (EMR)
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Sales
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Gender
Female
90%
female alumni
 
Male
10%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
52%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
5%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 38% dental benefits Dental: 22%
vision benefits Vision: 41% employee benefits None: 42%
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