Optometrist Assistant Salary

The average wage for an Optometrist Assistant is $11.99 per hour. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career.

$9.64 - $15.69
$9
$12
$16
MEDIAN: $12.13
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50%
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Hourly Data $0$20
Hourly Rate $9.64 - $15.69
Hourly Tips $1.89
Overtime $15.87
Annual Data $0$33K
Bonus $250.00
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$20,255 - $33,022
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 73

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Job Description for Optometrist Assistant

An optometrist assistant, sometimes referred to as an optometric assistant, is a specialized medical assistant who works in the eye-care field. This is a position which works in an optometrist’s office and will typically keep standard daytime office hours. This position will often work as part of a team with the doctor, office staff, and other assistants.

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Optometrist 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.

Optometrist Assistant Job Listings

Pay by Experience Level for Optometrist Assistant

Pay by Experience for an Optometrist Assistant has a positive trend. An entry-level Optometrist Assistant with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $24,000 based on 61 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Optometrist Assistant with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $31,000 based on 21 salaries. An experienced Optometrist Assistant which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $31,000 based on 14 salaries. An Optometrist Assistant with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $33,000 based on 6 salaries.

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Key Stats for Optometrist Assistant

Gender

Female
97 %
Male
3 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 19 votes.
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
57%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
8%
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Experience Affects Optometrist Assistant Salaries

Late-Career
▲30%

Experienced
▲21%

Mid-Career
▲20%

National Average
$26,000

Entry-Level
▼6%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 19 votes.

Gender

Female
97 %
Male
3 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
57%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 32%
dental benefits
Dental: 17%
vision benefits
Vision: 39%
no benefits
None: 41%
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