The average hourly pay for an Experienced Optical Assistant in United Kingdom is £8.05.
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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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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 £7.35 based on 33 salaries. An early career Optical Assistant with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of £7.55 based on 224 salaries. A mid-career Optical Assistant with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of £8.00 based on 97 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of £9.
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