Certified Optometric Assistant Salary

Most Certified Optometric Assistants in the United States are women. The workforce as a whole earns a median of approximately $13.46 per hour. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Health benefits are not claimed by all — close to a fourth lack any form of coverage — but a little more than half have medical insurance, and over a third have dental, too. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$9.36 - $18.18
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$14
$18
MEDIAN: $13.94
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Hourly Data $0$22
Hourly Rate $9.36 - $18.18
Overtime $22.00
Annual Data $0$36K
Bonus $650
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$19,243 - $36,762
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 19 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 23

Job Description for Certified Optometric Assistant

Certified optometric assistants are tasked with assisting optometrists in performing many routine aspects of patient examination. They also help around the optometrist's office by checking in patients and collecting and inputting patient data into record-keeping software. Certified optometric assistants may be known as "paraoptometrists" in some areas, but the certification procedure is typically the same and the two jobs are quite similar.

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Certified Optometric 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.

Certified Optometric Assistant Job Listings

Key Stats for Certified Optometric Assistant

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 3 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
32%

Experience Affects Certified Optometric Assistant Salaries

Experienced
▲19%

Mid-Career
▲2%

National Average
$29,000

Entry-Level
▼14%

Job Satisfaction

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

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
32%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 60%
dental benefits
Dental: 40%
vision benefits
Vision: 47%
no benefits
None: 20%