Optometry Technician Salary

The average wage for an Optometry Technician is $12.40 per hour. For the first five to ten years in this position, pay increases sharply, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay. People in this job generally don't have more than 10 years' experience.

$9.90 - $16.89
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$13
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MEDIAN: $12.81
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$7$14$21
Hourly Rate
$9.90 - $16.89  
   
Overtime
$18.49  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Bonus
$550  
   
Total Pay (?
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$20,692 - $39,539  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 76

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Job Description for Optometry Technician

The optometry technician usually assists an optometrist or an ophthalmologist in carrying out duties relating to dispensing eye care products for customers. It is important to be able to work well on a team. The technician may carry out pre-tests, record patient history, and perform data entry of patient records. Inventorying of the contact lenses and frames may be required.

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Optometry Technician Tasks

  • Fit and dispense glasses and contact lens for patients.
  • Order prescription eyewear.
  • Explain eye exercises to patients, and may monitor vision therapy.
  • Take patient history and perform preliminary examination of patient.
  • Assist Optometrist with examinations and maintain patient charts.

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Key Stats for Optometry Technician

Gender

Female
87 %
Male
13 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 10 votes.
Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
53%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
4%
20 years or more
3%
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Experience Affects Optometry Technician Salaries

Mid-Career
▲16%

Experienced
▲15%

National Average
$27,000

Entry-Level
▼5%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 10 votes.

Gender

Female
87 %
Male
13 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
53%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
4%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 39%
dental benefits
Dental: 30%
vision benefits
Vision: 50%
no benefits
None: 39%
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