Avg. Base Hourly Rate (USD)
The average hourly pay for a Certified Ophthalmic Assistant (COA) is $18.71
What is the Pay by Experience Level for Certified Ophthalmic Assistant (COA)s?
An entry-level Certified Ophthalmic Assistant (COA) with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $15.06 based on 20 salaries. An early career Certified Ophthalmic Assistant (COA) with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of …Read more
What Do Certified Ophthalmic Assistant (COA)s Do?
A certified ophthalmologist assistant (COA) provides professional medical and administrative help for eye physicians in a clinical setting. They perform tasks such as muscle testing, refractometry, vision exams, and recording eyeglass prescriptions for patients. Interacting with patients is essential for this position, as an ophthalmologist assistant places patients in the appropriate room and prepares him or her for the appointment. A COA is also expected to clean equipment, surgical …Read more