Optometry Technician Salary (United States)

An Optometry Technician earns an average wage of $12.11 per hour. People in this job generally don't have more than 10 years' experience.
Optometry Technician Salary (?
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$26,179 - $71,490
(Median)
26K
47K
71K
MEDIAN: $33,970
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75%
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Optometry Technician Salary (?
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$8.83 - $16.63
(Median)
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12
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MEDIAN: $12.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$26,179 - $71,490  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $981  
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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$18,714 - $43,792  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 16
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$8.83 - $16.63  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $24.22  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $981  
   
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).
)
$18,714 - $43,792  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 95
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Job Description for Optometry Technician

  • 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

Mid-Career
up arrow 10%
National Average
$26,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 4%

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 9 votes.

Gender

Female
80%
female alumni
 
Male
20%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
16%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
7%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 43% dental benefits Dental: 29%
vision benefits Vision: 44% employee benefits None: 37%