Vision Therapist Salary

Most Vision Therapists in the United States are women. The median pay for people in this role is approximately $14.60 per hour. Medical benefits are awarded to more than a third, and less than 10 percent earn dental coverage. For the most part, Vision Therapists enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$29,087 - $56,171

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$10.03 - $20.13

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$29,087 - $56,171  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,231  
Profit Sharing
$786 - $3,663  
Total Pay (?
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$21,019 - $43,251  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 16
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$10.03 - $20.13  
   
Overtime
$-0.50 - $30.41  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,231  
   
Profit Sharing
$786 - $3,663  
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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$21,019 - $43,251  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 133
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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 19%

Mid-Career
up arrow 14%

National Average
$32,000

Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 34 votes.

Gender

Female
96 %
Male
4 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
53%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
2%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 37% dental benefits Dental: 9%
vision benefits Vision: 37% employee benefits None: 46%
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