$29,558
Avg. Salary
$13.76
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$518

Bonus

$990

Profit Sharing

$1,350

Commission

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Certified Paraoptometric Assistant (CPOA) is $13.76 per hour.

The average pay for a Certified Paraoptometric Assistant (CPOA) is $29,558 per year.

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$11.14
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$13.76
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$17.46
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MEDIAN $13.76
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$21k
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$46k
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MEDIAN $29,558
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$0$45K
Salary $21,191 - $45,597
Bonus $193 - $1,990
Profit Sharing $990
Commission $1,350
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).
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$23,246 - $37,390
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 16 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 30
Hourly Data $0$24
Hourly Rate $11.14 - $17.46
Overtime $14.97 - $24.45
Annual Data $0$37K
Bonus $193 - $1,990
Commission $1,350
Profit Sharing $990
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).
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$23,246 - $37,390
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 16 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 263

Job Description

Certified paraoptometric assistants (CPOAs) work with patients in an eye care center, optometrist’s office, or eye clinic. Under the supervision of an optometrist or eye care specialist, CPOAs perform technical duties such as measuring visual acuity, measuring the curvature of the cornea, performing glaucoma screening tests, testing blood pressure, and measuring the distance between the pupils of the eye. Additionally, CPOAs often take detailed patient histories and initial workups; these patient histories are later entered into the office's computer system, so the ability to use basic computer software is needed.

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Pay by Experience Level

Pay by Experience for a Certified Paraoptometric Assistant (CPOA) has a positive trend. An entry-level Certified Paraoptometric Assistant (CPOA) with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $27,000 based on 95 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Certified Paraoptometric Assistant (CPOA) with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $29,000 based on 55 salaries. An experienced Certified Paraoptometric Assistant (CPOA) which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $33,000 based on 28 salaries. A Certified Paraoptometric Assistant (CPOA) with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $32,000 based on 10 salaries.

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Gender

Female
96 %
Male
4 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 55 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
7%

How Experience Affects Salaries

Experienced
▲14%

Late-Career
▲11%

National Average
$29,000

Mid-Career
▼2%

Entry-Level
▼7%

How Skills Affect Salaries

Insurance
▲1%

National Average
$29,000


Customer Service
▼8%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 55 votes.

Gender

Female
96 %
Male
4 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 37%
dental benefits
Dental: 21%
vision benefits
Vision: 27%
no benefits
None: 53%