Vision Therapist Salary

Women comprise the majority of Vision Therapists in the United States. Individuals in this line of work make around $14.61 per hour on average. Career duration and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Vision Therapists. One-fifth report receiving medical coverage from their employers and less than one in ten collect dental insurance. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$20,273 - $67,070
$20K
$36K
$67K
MEDIAN: $35,610
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$10.21 - $20.04
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MEDIAN: $14.61
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$20,273 - $67,070  
   
Bonus
$250.00  
Commission
$2,000  
Total Pay (?
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$21,293 - $42,494  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 11
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$10.21 - $20.04  
   
Overtime
$10.57 - $29.80  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$250.00  
   
Commission
$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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$21,293 - $42,494  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 90

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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

  • 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.
  • 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.

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Pay by Experience Level for Vision Therapist

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


For Vision Therapists, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $30K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $36K. Vision Therapists who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $38K. Old hands boasting more than twenty years of relevant experience report pay that is more or less commensurate with that extensive experience; average earnings for this group come out to approximately $43K.

Key Stats for Vision Therapist

Gender

Female
94 %
Male
6 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 9 votes.
Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
63%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
7%
20 years or more
3%
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Experience Affects Vision Therapist Salaries

Late-Career
▲38%

Experienced
▲22%

Mid-Career
▲17%

National Average
$31,000

Entry-Level
▼2%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 9 votes.

Gender

Female
94 %
Male
6 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
63%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
7%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 20%
dental benefits
Dental: 9%
vision benefits
Vision: 26%
dental benefits
None: 61%
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