$34,926
Avg. Salary
$15.77
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$489

Bonus

$650

Profit Sharing

$1,100

Commission

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for an Ophthalmic Assistant is $15.77 per hour.

The average pay for an Ophthalmic Assistant is $34,926 per year.

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$11.77
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MEDIAN $15.77
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$23k
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$35k
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$57k
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MEDIAN $34,926
$23,364 - $56,931
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$0$56K
Salary $23,364 - $56,931
Bonus $101 - $1,560
Profit Sharing $100 - $3,750
Commission $1,100
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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$24,586 - $44,392
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 12 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 71
Hourly Data $0$30
Hourly Rate $11.77 - $20.62
Overtime $16.74 - $30.01
Annual Data $0$44K
Bonus $101 - $1,560
Commission $1,100
Profit Sharing $100 - $3,750
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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$24,586 - $44,392
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 12 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 983

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 to address with the ophthalmologist and if they have a preference for glasses or contacts (if needed). Ophthalmic assistants must also be able to record the information obtained during the patient encounter in the patient's chart accurately.

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Popular Skills for Ophthalmic Assistant

Pay by Experience Level for Ophthalmic Assistant

Pay by Experience for an Ophthalmic Assistant has a positive trend. An entry-level Ophthalmic Assistant with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $30,000 based on 331 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Ophthalmic Assistant with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $34,000 based on 170 salaries. An experienced Ophthalmic Assistant which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $38,000 based on 132 salaries. An Ophthalmic Assistant with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $42,000 based on 56 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

15%

1%

-10%

National Average: $33,353

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Ophthalmic Assistant Reviews

Q: What is it like working as an Ophthalmic Assistant?

Ophthalmic Assistant:
Doctors are wonderful to work with. Communication could be better between Management and employees. Traveling to different outreach clinics can get to be too much. Compensation is fair could be better with the expectations of travel.

Ophthalmic Assistant in Palm Coast:
"Mediocre."
Pros: Commute is easy
Cons: Boring.

Ophthalmic Assistant in Phoenix:
"Good place to work."
Pros: Making a difference
Cons: Trained inadequately

Ophthalmic Assistant in Rockville Centre:
"Curious."
Pros: Helping others and learning something new everyday and putting a smile on my patients face
Cons: I don’t have any

Ophthalmic Assistant in Spring Hill:
Pros: Short drive to work, more laid back.
Cons: Mean people.

Ophthalmic Assistant in Houston:
"Get certified."
Get certified. It's worth it. I've been doing this for years but am not certified.

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Key Stats for Ophthalmic Assistant

Gender

Female
91 %
Male
9 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 166 votes.
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
10%

Experience Affects Ophthalmic Assistant Salaries

▲25%

▲14%

▲2%

National Average
$33,000

▼11%

Skills That Affect Ophthalmic Assistant Salaries

Medical Photography
▲27%


Refraction
▲8%

scribe
▲3%



National Average
$33,000

Bilingual
▼3%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 166 votes.

Gender

Female
91 %
Male
9 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 70%
dental benefits
Dental: 49%
vision benefits
Vision: 40%
no benefits
None: 26%