Optometry Technician Salary

An Optometry Technician earns an average wage of $12.33 per hour. People in this job generally don't have more than 10 years' experience.

$30,594 - $72,129
(Median)
$31K
$43K
$72K
MEDIAN: $43,190
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$9.32 - $16.63
(Median)
$9
$12
$17
MEDIAN: $12.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$30,594 - $72,129  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $992  
Commission
$2,250  
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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$19,722 - $41,934  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 15
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$9.32 - $16.63  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $22.88  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$0.00 - $992  
   
Commission
$2,250  
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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$19,722 - $41,934  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 120
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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

  • 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 Optometry Technician Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 19%

Mid-Career
up arrow 13%

National Average
$27,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 4%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 12 votes.

Gender

Female
85 %
Male
15 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
14%
1-4 years
54%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
9%
20 years or more
1%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 43%
dental benefits
Dental: 35%
medical benefits
Vision: 48%
dental benefits
None: 37%
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