Average Certified Ophthalmic Assistant (COA) Hourly Pay

$17.89
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$612
Bonus
$1,100
Commission
$990
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The average hourly pay for a Certified Ophthalmic Assistant (COA) is $17.89.
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$14.13
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$17.89
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$23.32
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What Do Certified Ophthalmic Assistant (COA)s Do?

Job Satisfaction for Certified Ophthalmic Assistant (COA)

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The top respondents for the job title Certified Ophthalmic Assistant (COA) are from the companies Ophthalmology Associates, Retina Associates and Eye Associates. Reported salaries are highest at Spokane Eye Clinic where the average pay is $20.15. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Retina Associates and Eye Associates, earning around $19.32 and $18.53, respectively. Eye Centers of Tennessee pays the lowest at around $15.37. Eye Surgical & Medical Associates and Eye Institute also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $16.05 and $17.70, respectively.

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What Are Popular Skills for Certified Ophthalmic Assistant (COA)s?

Skills in Electronic Medical Records (EMR), Patient Education, Medical Photography and Medicine / Surgery are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Optometry.

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 $14.94 based on 28 salaries. An early career Certified Ophthalmic Assistant (COA) with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $16.02 based on 793 salaries. A mid-career Certified Ophthalmic Assistant (COA) with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $17.74 based on 789 salaries. An experienced Certified Ophthalmic Assistant (COA) with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $19.44 based on 916 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $20.
Employees with Certified Ophthalmic Assistant (COA) in their job title in Boston, Massachusetts earn an average of 41.1% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Dallas, Texas (15.5% more) and Indianapolis, Indiana (9.5% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Atlanta, Georgia (0.4% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 2,944 survey responses.
Entry Level
1.0%
Early Career
26.9%
Mid Career
26.8%
Experienced
31.1%
Late Career
14.2%