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Optometry Technician Salary

An Optometry Technician earns an average wage of $12.27 per hour. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.
$26,179 - $71,490
(Median)
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36K
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71K
MEDIAN: $36,000
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$8.97 - $16.49
(Median)
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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 - $986  
Total Pay (?
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$19,005 - $43,617  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 16
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$8.97 - $16.49  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $24.22  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $986  
   
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).
)
$19,005 - $43,617  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 96
United States (change)

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

Experienced
up arrow 17%

Mid-Career
up arrow 11%

National Average
$27,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 4%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 11 votes.

Gender

Female
80 %
Male
20 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
14%
1-4 years
51%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
9%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 50% dental benefits Dental: 33%
vision benefits Vision: 44% employee benefits None: 35%