The average wage for an Optometry Technician is $12.44 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.

$9.86 - $17.11
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MEDIAN: $12.00
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$7$14$21
Hourly Rate
$9.86 - $17.11  
   
Overtime
$18.19  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Bonus
$512  
   
Total Pay (?
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$20,623 - $40,906  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 68

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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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Key Stats for Optometry Technician

Gender

Female
86 %
Male
14 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 9 votes.
Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
56%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
6%
20 years or more
1%
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Experience Affects Optometry Technician Salaries

Mid-Career
up arrow 18%

Experienced
up arrow 18%

National Average
$26,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 3%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 9 votes.

Gender

Female
86 %
Male
14 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
56%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
6%
20 years or more
1%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 35%
dental benefits
Dental: 30%
vision benefits
Vision: 45%
dental benefits
None: 40%
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