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.

$9.75 - $15.95
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MEDIAN: $12.13
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$7$14$21
Hourly Rate
$9.75 - $15.95  
   
Hourly Tips
$1.89  
Overtime
$15.87  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Bonus
$250.00  
   
Total Pay (?
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$20,447 - $33,415  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 75

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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.

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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
96 %
Male
4 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 17 votes.
Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
53%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
6%
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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 17 votes.

Gender

Female
96 %
Male
4 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
53%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 33%
dental benefits
Dental: 18%
vision benefits
Vision: 36%
no benefits
None: 44%
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