Vision Therapist Salary (United States)

A Vision Therapist earns an average wage of $14.45 per hour. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career. For the first five to ten years in this position, wages increase sharply, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay.
Vision Therapist Salary (?
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$26,179 - $54,631
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MEDIAN: $40,587
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Vision Therapist Salary (?
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$9.79 - $20.04
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National Salary Data

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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$26,179 - $54,631  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,036  
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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$20,619 - $45,053  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 20
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.79 - $20.04  
   
Overtime
$16.00 - $27.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,036  
   
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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$20,619 - $45,053  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 136
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Job Description for Vision Therapist

  • 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 23%
Mid-Career
up arrow 18%
National Average
$31,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 5%

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 44 votes.

Gender

Female
96%
female alumni
 
Male
4%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
55%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
1%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 37% dental benefits Dental: 7%
vision benefits Vision: 40% employee benefits None: 41%
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