Vision Therapist Salary

Women comprise the majority of Vision Therapists in the United States. Individuals in this line of work make around $14.52 per hour on average. Roughly two in five enjoy medical while about one in eight get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than a third. Most Vision Therapists like their work and job satisfaction is high. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$29,479 - $68,000
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$29K
$40K
$68K
MEDIAN: $39,663
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$10.12 - $20.12
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MEDIAN: $14.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$29,479 - $68,000  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,196  
Profit Sharing
$2,000  
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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$21,244 - $43,680  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 19
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$10.12 - $20.12  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $30.20  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,196  
   
Profit Sharing
$2,000  
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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$21,244 - $43,680  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 150
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Job Description for Vision Therapist

Vision therapists generally work at eye doctors' offices and vision centers and hold at least a college degree in optometry or a related field. Although doctors of optometry (O.D.) primarily diagnose and treat visual health problems, some also specialize in vision therapy. Generally, these therapists provide individual treatments for those who have vision disorders, such as lazy eyes (amblyopia), crossed eyes (strabismus), difficult focus, and learning difficulty due to vision disorders.

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Vision Therapist Tasks

  • Perform and document an initial exam, evaluate medical records and physician's referral and determine a diagnosis prior to intervention.
  • Record prognosis, treatment, response and progress in patient's chart or computer database.
  • Discharge patient from therapy when projected outcomes have been attained and provide for follow-up care or referrals.
  • Administer and explain eye exercises, massage to help relieve pain, or prevent eye muscle crippling.

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Experience Affects Vision Therapist Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 24%

Mid-Career
up arrow 14%

National Average
$31,000

Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 30 votes.

Gender

Female
97 %
Male
3 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
54%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 39%
dental benefits
Dental: 12%
medical benefits
Vision: 38%
dental benefits
None: 46%
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