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Paraoptometric Technician Salary

A Paraoptometric Technician earns an average wage of $12.81 per hour. For the first five to ten years in this position, wages increase somewhat, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.

$11,921 - $47,344
(Median)
$12K
$25K
$47K
MEDIAN: $25,344
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$9.95 - $15.96
(Median)
$10
$13
$16
MEDIAN: $12.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$11,921 - $47,344  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,021  
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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$20,397 - $34,573  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 11
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$9.95 - $15.96  
   
Overtime
$15.13 - $23.27  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,021  
   
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).
)
$20,397 - $34,573  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 101

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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 11%

Mid-Career
up arrow 8%

National Average
$27,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 4%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 16 votes.

Gender

Female
94 %
Male
6 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
60%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 48% dental benefits Dental: 27%
vision benefits Vision: 49% employee benefits None: 32%