The average hourly pay for an Optical Assistant at Vision Express Ltd in United Kingdom is £7.60.
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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
The top respondents for the job title Optical Assistant are from the companies Specsavers, Tesco PLC and The Boots Company PLC. Reported salaries are highest at The Boots Company PLC where the average pay is £8.46. Specsavers pays the lowest at around £7.31.
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Pay by Experience Level for Optical Assistant
An early career Optical Assistant with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of £7.46 based on 16 salaries. A mid-career Optical Assistant with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of £8.73 based on 5 salaries. An experienced Optical Assistant with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of £7.99 based on 5 salaries.
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