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Optometry Assistant Salary (United States)

The average wage for an Optometry Assistant is $11.74 per hour. People in this job generally don't have more than 10 years' experience.
Optometry Assistant Salary (?
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$8.67 - $15.89
(Median)
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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
$8.67 - $15.89  
   
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,532  
   
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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$18,263 - $37,804  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 36
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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 15%
National Average
$25,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 5%

Job Satisfaction

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Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5 based on 6 votes.

Gender

Female
100%
female alumni
 
Male
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
30%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
7%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 36% dental benefits Dental: 25%
vision benefits Vision: 42% employee benefits None: 47%