$29,982
Avg. Salary
$12.26
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$750

Bonus

$1,000

Commission

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for an Optical Assistant is $12.26 per hour.

The average pay for an Optical Assistant is $29,982 per year.

10%
$9.70
10%
$12.26
50%
$16.85
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MEDIAN $12.26
10%
$17k
10%
$30k
50%
$41k
90%
90%
MEDIAN $29,982
$17,452 - $41,459
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$41K
MEDIAN: $29,982
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$0$41K
Salary $17,452 - $41,459
Bonus $147 - $1,241
Commission $1,000
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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$20,095 - $36,263
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 13 Apr 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 15
Hourly Data $0$27
Hourly Rate $9.70 - $16.85
Overtime $12.37 - $27.63
Annual Data $0$36K
Bonus $147 - $1,241
Commission $1,000
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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$20,095 - $36,263
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 13 Apr 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 200

Job Description for Optical Assistant

Optical assistants, also known as optometric assistants, are medical assistants who help optometrists in both clinical and administrative duties. They usually work in private practices, vision care clinics, or other facilities that offer eye car. Some of their duties may include greeting patients, answering their questions, making phone calls for the optometrist, responding to correspondences, maintaining records, scheduling patient appointments, helping the optometrist with vision tests, and helping patients understand how to care for and use contact lenses.

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Optical Assistant Pay By Employer

$0$27K

Visionworks
11 profiles
$24,376

Common Career Paths for Optical Assistant


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Optical Assistant Job Listings

Pay by Experience Level for Optical Assistant

Pay by Experience for an Optical Assistant has a positive trend. An entry-level Optical Assistant with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $24,000 based on 108 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Optical Assistant with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $27,000 based on 24 salaries. An experienced Optical Assistant which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $31,000 based on 13 salaries. An Optical Assistant with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $40,000 based on 5 salaries.

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Key Stats for Optical Assistant

Gender

Female
94 %
Male
6 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 21 votes.
Less than 1 year
14%
1-4 years
53%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
5%

Experience Affects Optical Assistant Salaries

Late-Career
▲54%

Experienced
▲21%

Mid-Career
▲3%

National Average
$26,000

Entry-Level
▼6%

Skills That Affect Optical Assistant Salaries

Insurance
▲2%

National Average
$26,000


Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 21 votes.

Gender

Female
94 %
Male
6 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
14%
1-4 years
53%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 39%
dental benefits
Dental: 33%
vision benefits
Vision: 48%
no benefits
None: 45%