A Paraoptometric Technician earns an average wage of $12.76 per hour. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.

$17,687 - $28,184
(Median)
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$26K
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MEDIAN: $26,477
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$9.42 - $16.67
(Median)
$9
$13
$17
MEDIAN: $12.00
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50%
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$12K$24K$36K
Salary
$26,478  
   
Bonus
$800  
Commission
$1,880  
Total Pay (?
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$19,174 - $34,815  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 6
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.42 - $16.67  
   
Overtime
$12.00 - $26.95  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$800  
   
Commission
$1,880  
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).
)
$19,174 - $34,815  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 80
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Job Description for Paraoptometric 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 Paraoptometric Technician Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 24%

Mid-Career
up arrow 14%

National Average
$27,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 4%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
90 %
Male
10 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
63%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 30%
dental benefits
Dental: 20%
medical benefits
Vision: 27%
dental benefits
None: 52%
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