Optometrist Technician Salary (United States)

An Optometrist Technician earns an average wage of $10.85 per hour. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field. For the first five to ten years in this position, wages increase sharply, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay.
Optometrist Technician Total Pay (?
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$8.29 - $14.55
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$8.29 - $14.55  
   
Overtime
$5.20 - $21.76  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$0.00 - $825  
   
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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$17,456 - $31,937  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 118
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Job Description for Optometrist Technician
  • 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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Experience Affects Optometrist Technician Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 30%
Mid-Career
up arrow 24%
National Average
$23,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 3%
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Gender
Female
93%
female alumni
 
Male
7%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
16%
1-4 years
59%
5-9 years
10%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
3%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 40% dental benefits Dental: 15%
vision benefits Vision: 33% employee benefits None: 41%
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