£14,903
Avg. Salary
£7.42
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

£410

Bonus

£400

Profit Sharing

£850

Commission

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for an Optical Assistant is £7.42 per hour.

The average pay for an Optical Assistant is £14,903 per year.

£6.37
10%
£7.42
50%
£8.29
90%
MEDIAN £7.42
£11k
10%
£15k
50%
£18k
90%
MEDIAN £14,902
£10,756 - £17,576
£11K
£15K
£18K
MEDIAN: £14,902
10%
50%
90%
£6.37 - £8.29
£6
£7
£8
MEDIAN: £7.42
10%
50%
90%
£0£17K
Salary £10,756 - £17,576
Bonus £100 - £1,546
Profit Sharing £400
Commission £850
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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£12,205 - £17,479
  • Country: United Kingdom
  • Currency: GBP
  • Updated: 18 Jan 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 237
Hourly Data £0£10
Hourly Rate £6.37 - £8.29
Overtime £8.43
Annual Data £0£17K
Bonus £100 - £1,546
Commission £850
Profit Sharing £400
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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£12,205 - £17,479
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: GBP
  • Updated: 18 Jan 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 232

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 Pay By Employer

$0$27K

Visionworks
11 profiles
$24,376

Optical Assistant Job Listings

Pay by Experience Level for Optical Assistant

Pay by Experience for an Optical Assistant has a neutral trend. An entry-level Optical Assistant with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of ₤15,000 based on 154 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Optical Assistant with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of ₤15,000 based on 76 salaries. An experienced Optical Assistant which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of ₤16,000 based on 43 salaries. An Optical Assistant with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of ₤15,000 based on 5 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

1%

-18%

National Average: £15,243

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 Bristol:
"Rewarding."
Pros: Discount film glasses
Cons: Work load

Optical Assistant in Belfast:
"Terrible."
Pros: Ammmm the customer.
Cons: Management on every level.

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Key Stats for Optical Assistant

Gender

Female
86 %
Male
14 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 5 votes.
Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
3%

Experience Affects Optical Assistant Salaries

▲3%

▲1%

National Average
₤15,000

Late-Career
▼1%

▼5%

Skills That Affect Optical Assistant Salaries

National Average
₤15,000

Customer Service
▼2%

Sales
▼2%

Administration
▼4%

Office Administration
▼5%

Optometry
▼6%

dispensing
▼9%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 5 votes.

Gender

Female
86 %
Male
14 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 6%
dental benefits
Dental: 6%
vision benefits
Vision: 45%
no benefits
None: 53%