Experienced Certified Ophthalmic Assistant (COA) in Atlanta, Georgia Salary

The average rate for an Experienced Certified Ophthalmic Assistant (COA) in Atlanta, Georgia is $19.32 per hour.

$16.94 - $27.60
MEDIAN: $19.16

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Hourly Data $0$38
Hourly Rate $16.94 - $27.60
Overtime $34.49
Annual Data $0$59K
Bonus $150
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).
$36,516 - $59,480
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 14 Dec 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 13

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 instruments, and exam areas regularly to prepare the environment for each patient. Ophthalmologist assistants are called to execute diagnostic testing to examine clients that suffer from eye and vision abnormalities and injuries. In addition, the COA may also administer medicine to a patient and assist with the surgical process if needed.


Certified Ophthalmic Assistant (COA) Tasks

  • Take patient history and perform preliminary examination of patient.
  • Assist ophthalmologist with office patient procedures.
  • Coordinate patient care and influx of patients.
  • Provide technical ophthalmic and administrative assistance.

About Atlanta, Georgia

Fulton County, Georgia
223,960 (48.3%)
239,915 (51.7%)
Atlanta is the capital of and the most populous city in the U.S. state of Georgia, with an estimated 2015 population of 463,878. Atlanta is the cultural and economic center of the Atlanta metropolitan area, home to 5,522,942 people and the ninth largest metropolitan area in the United States. Atlanta is the county seat of Fulton County, and a small portion of the city extends eastward into DeKalb County. Atlanta was established in 1837 at the intersection of two railroad lines, and the city rose from the ashes of the American Civil War to become a national center of commerce. In the decades following the Civil Rights Movement, during which the city earned a reputation as "too busy to hate" for the relatively progressive views of some of its citizens and leaders compared to other cities in the Deep South Atlanta attained international prominence. Atlanta is the primary transportation hub of...

Certified Ophthalmic Assistant (COA) Job Listings

Key Stats for Certified Ophthalmic Assistant (COA)


91 %
9 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 3 votes.
10-19 years
20 years or more

Skills That Affect Certified Ophthalmic Assistant (COA) Salaries

Patient Education

National Average

Medical Photography

Electronic Medical Records (EMR)

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 3 votes.


91 %
9 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 75%
dental benefits
Dental: 42%
vision benefits
Vision: 33%
no benefits
None: 8%