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Vision Therapist Salary

Most Vision Therapists in the United States are women. The median pay for people in this role is approximately $14.61 per hour. Medical benefits are awarded to over a third, and less than one-tenth earn dental coverage. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
$26,036 - $55,000
(Median)
$26K
$40K
$55K
MEDIAN: $39,999
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$9.84 - $20.30
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MEDIAN: $14.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$26,036 - $55,000  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,600  
Profit Sharing
$825 - $9,300  
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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$20,709 - $44,783  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 19
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.84 - $20.30  
   
Overtime
$16.00 - $27.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,600  
   
Profit Sharing
$825 - $9,300  
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).
)
$20,709 - $44,783  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 139
United States (change)

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

Mid-Career
up arrow 14%

Experienced
up arrow 14%

National Average
$32,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 5%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 42 votes.

Gender

Female
95 %
Male
5 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
55%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 35% dental benefits Dental: 8%
vision benefits Vision: 40% employee benefits None: 44%