The average wage for an Optometry Assistant is $11.99 per hour. People in this job generally don't have more than 10 years' experience.

$9.74 - $14.14
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MEDIAN: $11.00
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$7$14$21
Hourly Rate
$9.74 - $14.14  
   
Overtime
$20.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Total Pay (?
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$20,287 - $29,315  
   
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 21
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Job Description for Optometry Assistant

  • Assist Optometrist with examinations and maintain patient charts.
  • Take patient history and perform preliminary examination of patient.
  • Fit and dispense glasses and contact lens for patients.

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Experience Affects Optometry Assistant Salaries

Mid-Career
up arrow 8%

National Average
$25,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 1%

Gender

Female
67 %
Male
33 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
27%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 38%
dental benefits
Dental: 38%
medical benefits
Vision: 63%
dental benefits
None: 25%
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