The average hourly pay for a Certified Optometric Assistant in Canada is C$16.48.
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Job Description for Certified Optometric Assistant
Certified optometric assistants are tasked with assisting optometrists in performing many routine aspects of patient examination. They also help around the optometrist's office by checking in patients and collecting and inputting patient data into record-keeping software. Certified optometric assistants may be known as "paraoptometrists" in some areas, but the certification procedure is typically the same and the two jobs are quite similar. Certified optometric assistants must facilitate the ef…Read more
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Pay by Experience Level for Certified Optometric Assistant
An early career Certified Optometric Assistant with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of C$15.67 based on 27 salaries. A mid-career Certified Optometric Assistant with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$16.26 based on 17 salaries. An experienced Certified Optometric Assistant with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$18.27 based on 16 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of C$19.
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Employees with Certified Optometric Assistant in their job title in Toronto, Ontario earn an average of 18.3% more than the national average. The lowest salaries can be found in Vernon, British Columbia (12.4% less) and London, Ontario (2.9% less).
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