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Optometrist Technician Salary

An Optometrist Technician earns an average wage of $11.10 per hour. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field. Experience has a moderate effect on pay for this job.

$8.70 - $14.30
(Median)
$8
$11
$14
MEDIAN: $11.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$8.70 - $14.30  
   
Overtime
$5.20 - $21.76  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,454  
   
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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$18,229 - $31,258  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 134

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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 32%

Mid-Career
up arrow 14%

National Average
$24,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 2%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 14 votes.

Gender

Female
93 %
Male
7 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
15%
1-4 years
59%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
2%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 39% dental benefits Dental: 15%
vision benefits Vision: 32% employee benefits None: 44%
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