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Optometrist Technician Salary

An Optometrist Technician earns an average wage of $11.16 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.
$8.39 - $14.46
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$8.39 - $14.46  
   
Overtime
$5.20 - $21.76  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,200  
   
Total Pay (?
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$17,624 - $31,730  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 119
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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 24%

Mid-Career
up arrow 19%

National Average
$24,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 2%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 12 votes.

Gender

Female
93 %
Male
7 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
17%
1-4 years
56%
5-9 years
11%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
2%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 39% dental benefits Dental: 11%
vision benefits Vision: 33% employee benefits None: 41%