Optometrist Technician Salary

An Optometrist Technician earns an average wage of $11.33 per hour. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 10 years' experience in this field. For the first five to ten years in this position, wages increase somewhat, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay.

$9.69 - $14.45
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$11
$14
MEDIAN: $11.33
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$7$14$21
Hourly Rate
$9.69 - $14.45  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00  
Overtime
$17.38  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Bonus
$800  
   
Commission
$1,400  
Profit Sharing
$442.19  
Total Pay (?
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$20,214 - $30,960  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 94

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Job Description for Optometrist Technician

  • Fit and dispense glasses and contact lens for patients.
  • Order prescription eyewear.
  • Explain eye exercises to patients, and may monitor vision therapy.
  • Take patient history and perform preliminary examination of patient.
  • Assist Optometrist with examinations and maintain patient charts.

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Key Stats for Optometrist Technician

Gender

Female
92 %
Male
8 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 9 votes.
Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
68%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
6%
20 years or more
1%
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Experience Affects Optometrist Technician Salaries

Experienced
▲18%

Mid-Career
▲16%

National Average
$24,000

Entry-Level
▼3%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 9 votes.

Gender

Female
92 %
Male
8 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
68%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
6%
20 years or more
1%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 36%
dental benefits
Dental: 21%
vision benefits
Vision: 46%
dental benefits
None: 36%
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