Optometrist Technician Salary

An Optometrist Technician earns an average wage of $11.24 per hour. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.

$9.11 - $14.35
(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
$9.11 - $14.35  
   
Overtime
$0.36 - $20.58  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,107  
   
Commission
$2,400  
Total Pay (?
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$19,064 - $30,704  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 147
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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 23%

Mid-Career
up arrow 15%

National Average
$24,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 3%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 15 votes.

Gender

Female
94 %
Male
6 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
61%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
9%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 40%
dental benefits
Dental: 18%
medical benefits
Vision: 38%
dental benefits
None: 40%
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