The average salary for an Optical Assistant in Manchester, England: Manchester is £14,791.
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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
Optical Assistant Tasks
- Fit and dispense glasses and contact lens for patients.
- Take patient history and perform preliminary examination of patient.
- Assist Optometrist with examinations and maintain patient charts.
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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 £14,791 based on 6 salaries. An experienced Optical Assistant with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of £14,030 based on 6 salaries.
Pay Difference by Location
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Employees with Optical Assistant in their job title in Sheffield, England: South Yorkshire earn an average of 13.2% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Maidstone, England: Kent (8.5% more) and Birmingham, England: West Midlands (5.5% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Birmingham, England: Birmingham (15.5% less), Bristol, England: Bristol (5.2% less) and Glasgow, Scotland: Glasgow (3.7% less).
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