Optometrist Assistant Salary (United States)

The average wage for an Optometrist Assistant is $11.04 per hour. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 10 years' experience in this career.
Optometrist Assistant Total Pay (?
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$9.07 - $14.79
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$6$12$18
Hourly Rate
$9.07 - $14.79  
   
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$12K$24K$36K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,229  
   
Total Pay (?
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$18,665 - $30,658  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 64
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Job Description for Optometrist Assistant

  • 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 7%
National Average
$23,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 3%

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 11 votes.

Gender

Female
100%
female alumni
 
Male
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
20%
1-4 years
55%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
6%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 31% dental benefits Dental: 19%
vision benefits Vision: 33% employee benefits None: 48%
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