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.

$9.58 - $14.04
(Median)
$9
$11
$14
MEDIAN: $11.00
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$7$14$21
Hourly Rate
$9.58 - $14.04  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00  
Overtime
$17.38  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Bonus
$302.01 - $1,192  
   
Commission
$1,400  
Profit Sharing
$442.19  
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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$19,987 - $30,094  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 98
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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

Mid-Career
up arrow 14%

Experienced
up arrow 14%

National Average
$24,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 3%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 11 votes.

Gender

Female
93 %
Male
7 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
67%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
7%
20 years or more
2%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 38%
dental benefits
Dental: 23%
medical benefits
Vision: 51%
dental benefits
None: 36%
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