Paraoptometric Technician Salary

A Paraoptometric Technician earns an average wage of $12.75 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.

$12,118 - $46,540

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$9.80 - $15.88

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$12,118 - $46,540  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,100  
Total Pay (?
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$19,924 - $34,345  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 13
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$9.80 - $15.88  
   
Overtime
$8.73 - $23.10  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,100  
   
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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$19,924 - $34,345  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 106
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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

Mid-Career
up arrow 8%

Experienced
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
96 %
Male
4 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
61%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 48% dental benefits Dental: 28%
vision benefits Vision: 49% employee benefits None: 32%
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