An Entry-Level Optometric Assistant earns an average wage of C$14.59 per hour.

C$24,843 - C$42,627
C$25K
C$37K
C$43K
MEDIAN: C$36,700
10%
50%
90%
C$11.91 - C$18.09
C$12
C$15
C$18
MEDIAN: C$14.64
10%
50%
90%
C$0C$42K
Salary C$24,843 - C$42,627
Bonus C$73.40 - C$1,226
Commission C$5,932
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$24,869 - C$38,645
  • Country: Canada
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 17 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 21
Hourly Data C$0C$26
Hourly Rate C$11.91 - C$18.09
Overtime C$11.58 - C$26.82
Annual Data C$0C$38K
Bonus C$73.40 - C$1,226
Commission C$5,932
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$24,869 - C$38,645
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: CAD
  • Updated: 17 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 228

Job Description for Optometric Assistant

Optometric assistants perform a number of duties in an optometrist's office or a similar setting. On of the main tasks these assistants are responsible for is preparing patients for eye exams and/or vision therapy. They also schedule appointments, document case histories, updating patient records, and organizing records. Additionally, optometric assistants are in charge of administering tests to patients related color and depth perception, near- and farsightedness, field of view, and macular integrity. In all tasks, optometric assistants must ensure the work environment remains safe, clean, and attractive to clients; this includes cleaning instruments and making sure eyeglasses inventory meets office demands.

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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.

Optometric Assistant Job Listings

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: C$30,822

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

Key Stats for Optometric Assistant

Gender

Female
98 %
Male
2 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 31 votes.
Less than 1 year
15%
1-4 years
75%
5-9 years
10%

Skills That Affect Optometric Assistant Salaries

Sales
▲7%

Customer Service
▲2%

National Average
C$31,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 31 votes.

Gender

Female
98 %
Male
2 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 42%
dental benefits
Dental: 36%
vision benefits
Vision: 48%
no benefits
None: 38%