The average hourly pay for an Ophthalmic Assistant is $16.01.
Is Ophthalmic Assistant your job title? Find out what you should be paid
Use our tool to get a personalized report on your market worth.
$12 - $21
$101 - $1,578
$102 - $4,894
$0 - $1,100
$25,385 - $45,036
Your Market Worth Over Time
How has your pay changed over time for your market? Find out by taking our salary quiz.
Job Description for Ophthalmic Assistant
An ophthalmic assistant works as an assistant to either one ophthalmologist or a group of ophthalmologists. An ophthalmic assistant works directly with patients as well as with patient records in an ophthalmology office. In general an ophthalmic assistant meets with a patient before their scheduled appointment to take the patient's history concerning their general health and the health of their eyes. The ophthalmic assistant also usually asks patients if they have particular concerns they want t…Read more
Job Satisfaction for Ophthalmic Assistant
Popular Employer Salaries for Ophthalmic Assistant
The top respondents for the job title Ophthalmic Assistant are from the companies SSM Health Care, Retina Associates and Houston Eye Associates. Reported salaries are highest at Thomas Eye Group where the average pay is $18.00. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include SSM Health Care, earning around $17.21. Houston Eye Associates pays the lowest at around $15.71. Retina Associates also pays on the lower end of the scale, paying $16.19.
Ophthalmic Assistant Job Listings
Search for more jobs
Popular Skills for Ophthalmic Assistant
Avg. Hourly Rate
Skills in Electronic Medical Records (EMR), Patient Education, Medical Photography, Medical Terminology and Laser-Assisted In-Situ Keratomileusis (LASIK) are correlated to pay that is above average.
Pay by Experience Level for Ophthalmic Assistant
An entry-level Ophthalmic Assistant with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $13.71 based on 85 salaries. An early career Ophthalmic Assistant with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $14.91 based on 417 salaries. A mid-career Ophthalmic Assistant with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $17.10 based on 213 salaries. An experienced Ophthalmic Assistant with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $17.99 based on 195 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $20.
Pay Difference by Location
Learn more about cost of living by city.
Employees with Ophthalmic Assistant in their job title in Dallas, Texas earn an average of 17.9% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Madison, Wisconsin (6.9% more) and Atlanta, Georgia (6.2% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Orlando, Florida (16.1% less).
Years of Experience
This data is based on 1,022 survey responses.
Related Job Salaries
$11 - $19
$12 - $22
$14 - $31
$12 - $25
$12 - $19
$16 - $42
$17 - $42
$12 - $22
$10 - $22