The average hourly pay for an Optical Assistant with Sales skills in United Kingdom is £7.79.
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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
Popular Employer Salaries for Optical Assistant
The top respondents for the job title Optical Assistant are from the companies Specsavers, Vision Express Ltd and Tesco PLC. Reported salaries are highest at The Boots Company PLC where the average pay is £8.46. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Tesco PLC, earning around £7.95. Vision Express Ltd pays the lowest at around £7.47. Specsavers also pays on the lower end of the scale, paying £7.48.
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Skills in Retail and Oral / Verbal Communication are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Office Administration, Administration and Customer Service.
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 £6.91 based on 9 salaries. An early career Optical Assistant with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of £7.59 based on 102 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 £8.07 based on 29 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of £0.
Pay Difference by Location
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Employees with Optical Assistant in their job title in Manchester, England: Manchester earn an average of 6.3% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Bristol, England: Bristol (5.9% more) and London, England: London (0.3% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Glasgow, Scotland: Glasgow (8.9% less).
Years of Experience
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