An Optical Assistant earns an average salary of €20,011 per year. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field.

€15,684 - €24,746
€16K
€20K
€25K
MEDIAN: €20,011
10%
50%
90%
€9.00 - €12.08
€9
€10
€12
MEDIAN: €10.39
10%
50%
90%
€0€25K
Salary €15,684 - €24,746
Bonus €501
Commission €1,200
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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€17,237 - €25,367
  • Country: Ireland
  • Currency: EUR
  • Updated: 20 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 27
Hourly Data €0€18
Hourly Rate €9.00 - €12.08
Overtime €18.50
Annual Data €0€25K
Bonus €501
Commission €1,200
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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€17,237 - €25,367
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: EUR
  • Updated: 20 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 18

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 Pay By Employer

$0$27K

Visionworks
12 profiles
$24,128

Optical Assistant Job Listings

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: €20,574

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

Optical Assistant Reviews

Q: What is it like working as an Optical Assistant?

Optical Assistant in Letterkenny:
Pros: I love meeting people, dealing with the public. I love the way we all work as part of a team. I also like to be sales driven.
Cons: Pressure, complaints, working weekends and some staff never have to work weekends.

Optical Assistant in Dublin:
"Very busy advising people to select best glases."
Pros: Meet wonderful people.
Cons: Too busy could not provide quality service.

Key Stats for Optical Assistant

Gender

Female
84 %
Male
16 %
Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
4%

Experience Affects Optical Assistant Salaries

▲13%

▲1%

National Average
€21,000

▼5%

Gender

Female
84 %
Male
16 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 5%
dental benefits
Dental:
vision benefits
Vision: 57%
no benefits
None: 38%