The average rate for a Certified Optometric Assistant is C$16.16 per hour. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career. Pay for this job does not change much by experience, with the most experienced earning only a bit more than the least.

C$24,000 - C$39,000
C$29K
MEDIAN: C$28,800
50%
C$13.21 - C$19.68
C$13
C$16
C$20
MEDIAN: C$16.01
10%
50%
90%
C$0C$41K
Salary C$28,800
Bonus C$989
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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C$26,890 - C$41,356
  • Country: Canada
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 19 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 7
Hourly Data C$0C$24
Hourly Rate C$13.21 - C$19.68
Overtime C$24.00
Annual Data C$0C$41K
Bonus C$989
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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C$26,890 - C$41,356
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 19 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 72

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.

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Certified Optometric 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.

Certified Optometric Assistant Job Listings

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: C$33,136

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

Key Stats for Certified Optometric Assistant

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 11 votes.
1-4 years
51%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
10%

Experience Affects Certified Optometric Assistant Salaries

▲6%

▼0%

National Average
C$33,000

▼5%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 11 votes.

Years of Experience

1-4 years
51%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 34%
dental benefits
Dental: 36%
vision benefits
Vision: 43%
no benefits
None: 41%