An Entry-Level Optical Assistant earns an average wage of AU$20.49 per hour.

AU$30,270 - AU$47,528
AU$30K
AU$38K
AU$48K
MEDIAN: AU$37,675
10%
50%
90%
AU$17.42 - AU$23.57
AU$17
AU$20
AU$24
MEDIAN: AU$20.14
10%
50%
90%
AU$0AU$48K
Salary AU$30,270 - AU$47,528
Bonus AU$600
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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AU$35,413 - AU$48,772
  • Country: Australia
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 22 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 23
Hourly Data AU$0AU$32
Hourly Rate AU$17.42 - AU$23.57
Overtime AU$24.09
Annual Data AU$0AU$48K
Bonus AU$600
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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AU$35,413 - AU$48,772
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 22 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 131

Job Description for Optical Assistant

Optical assistants, also known as optometric assistants, are medical assistants who help optometrists in both clinical and administrative duties. They usually work in private practices, vision care clinics, or other facilities that offer eye car. Some of their duties may include greeting patients, answering their questions, making phone calls for the optometrist, responding to correspondences, maintaining records, scheduling patient appointments, helping the optometrist with vision tests, and helping patients understand how to care for and use contact lenses.

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Optical Assistant Tasks

  • Fit and dispense glasses and contact lens for patients.
  • Take patient history and perform preliminary examination of patient.
  • Assist Optometrist with examinations and maintain patient charts.

Optical Assistant Job Listings

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: AU$41,728

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Key Stats for Optical Assistant

Gender

Female
90 %
Male
10 %

Job Satisfaction

Somewhat satisfied
Rated 2 out of 5
based on 2 votes.
Less than 1 year
18%
1-4 years
69%
5-9 years
12%

Job Satisfaction

Somewhat satisfied
Rated 2 out of 5
based on 2 votes.

Gender

Female
90 %
Male
10 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical:
dental benefits
Dental:
vision benefits
Vision: 41%
no benefits
None: 59%