The average hourly pay for an Early-Career Optical Assistant with Sales skills in United Kingdom is £7.63.
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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 he…Read more
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Skills in Customer Service, Retail and Oral / Verbal Communication are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Office Administration and Administration.
Pay by Experience Level for Optical Assistant
An entry-level Optical Assistant with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of £6.99 based on 10 salaries. A mid-career Optical Assistant with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of £8.05 based on 46 salaries. An experienced Optical Assistant with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of £8.09 based on 29 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of £8.
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