The average pay for an Ophthalmic Assistant is C$18.81 per hour. Experience does not have a big impact on this job’s pay.

C$37,968 - C$50,279
C$48K
MEDIAN: C$47,500
50%
C$14.05 - C$23.91
C$14
C$18
C$24
MEDIAN: C$18.37
10%
50%
90%
C$0C$50K
Salary C$47,500
Bonus C$750
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$29,666 - C$50,284
  • Country: Canada
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 19 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 6
Hourly Data C$0C$26
Hourly Rate C$14.05 - C$23.91
Overtime C$27.00
Annual Data C$0C$50K
Bonus C$750
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$29,666 - C$50,284
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 19 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 56

Job Description for Ophthalmic Assistant

An ophthalmic assistant works as an assistant to either one ophthalmologist or a group of ophthalmologists. An ophthalmic assistant works directly with patients as well as with patient records in an ophthalmology office. In general an ophthalmic assistant meets with a patient before their scheduled appointment to take the patient's history concerning their general health and the health of their eyes. The ophthalmic assistant also usually asks patients if they have particular concerns they want to address with the ophthalmologist and if they have a preference for glasses or contacts (if needed). Ophthalmic assistants must also be able to record the information obtained during the patient encounter in the patient's chart accurately.

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Ophthalmic Assistant Tasks

  • Take patient history and perform preliminary examination of patient.
  • Assist ophthalmologist with office patient procedures.
  • Coordinate patient care and influx of patients.
  • Provide technical ophthalmic and administrative assistance.

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Pay by Experience Level for Ophthalmic Assistant

Pay by Experience for an Ophthalmic Assistant has a positive trend. An entry-level Ophthalmic Assistant with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$39,000 based on 23 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Ophthalmic Assistant with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$41,000 based on 11 salaries. An experienced Ophthalmic Assistant which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$41,000 based on 11 salaries. An Ophthalmic Assistant with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of C$41,000 based on 7 salaries.

Key Stats for Ophthalmic Assistant

Gender

Female
96 %
Male
4 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 7 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
8%

Experience Affects Ophthalmic Assistant Salaries

Mid-Career
▲6%

Late-Career
▲6%

Experienced
▲5%

Entry-Level
▲2%

National Average
C$39,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 7 votes.

Gender

Female
96 %
Male
4 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 43%
dental benefits
Dental: 30%
vision benefits
Vision: 8%
no benefits
None: 54%