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Optometrist Assistant Salary

The average wage for an Optometrist Assistant is $11.24 per hour. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 10 years' experience in this career.

$8.94 - $14.48
(Median)
$8
$11
$14
MEDIAN: $11.00
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$7$14$21
Hourly Rate
$8.94 - $14.48  
   
Overtime
$2.17 - $20.64  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Bonus
$19.39 - $2,061  
   
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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$18,621 - $30,385  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 104

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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

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

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Experience Affects Optometrist Assistant Salaries

Mid-Career
up arrow 5%

National Average
$24,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 3%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 12 votes.

Gender

Female
98 %
Male
2 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
24%
1-4 years
52%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
5%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 28% dental benefits Dental: 21%
vision benefits Vision: 42% employee benefits None: 47%