The average hourly pay for a Certified Ophthalmic Assistant (COA) at Ophthalmology Associates is $17.95.
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Job Description for Certified Ophthalmic Assistant (COA)
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 instrume…Read more
Popular Employer Salaries for Certified Ophthalmic Assistant (COA)
The top respondents for the job title Certified Ophthalmic Assistant (COA) are from the companies Eye Associates, Retina Associates and Eye Surgical & Medical 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 $19.85 and $18.31, respectively. Carolina Eye Associates pays the lowest at around $14.25. Eye Centers of Tennessee and Eye Surgical & Medical Associates also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $15.37 and $16.05, respectively.
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Skills in Electronic Medical Records (EMR), Patient Education and Medicine / Surgery are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Medical Photography.
Pay by Experience Level for Certified Ophthalmic Assistant (COA)
An early career Certified Ophthalmic Assistant (COA) with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $17.92 based on 8 salaries. A mid-career Certified Ophthalmic Assistant (COA) with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $17.69 based on 8 salaries.
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