Vision Therapist Salary

Women make up the vast majority of Vision Therapists in the United States. The average pay in this industry is approximately $14.43 per hour. Approximately two in five report receiving medical coverage from their employers and less than 10 percent collect dental insurance. The majority of Vision Therapists claim high levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$25,913 - $55,369
(Median)
$26K
$39K
$55K
MEDIAN: $39,306
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$10.06 - $20.41
(Median)
$10
$14
$20
MEDIAN: $14.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$25,913 - $55,369  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,957  
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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$21,121 - $44,800  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 18
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$10.06 - $20.41  
   
Overtime
$-0.50 - $30.41  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,957  
   
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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$21,121 - $44,800  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 131

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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 19%

Mid-Career
up arrow 16%

National Average
$31,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 7%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 37 votes.

Gender

Female
95 %
Male
5 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
52%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 39% dental benefits Dental: 9%
vision benefits Vision: 40% employee benefits None: 43%