Average Optical Assistant Hourly Pay

$13.14
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$989
Bonus
$1,100
Commission
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The average hourly pay for an Optical Assistant is $13.14.
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$10.08
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$13.14
90%
$17.86
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$10 - $18
Bonus
$204 - $34,255
Commission
$0 - $1,100
Total Pay
$20,934 - $39,104
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What Do Optical Assistants Do?

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What Are Popular Skills for Optical Assistants?

Skills in Oral / Verbal Communication and Office Administration are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Retail, Sales and Customer Service.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Optical Assistants?

An entry-level Optical Assistant with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $12.30 based on 20 salaries. An early career Optical Assistant with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $12.72 based on 89 salaries. A mid-career Optical Assistant with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $14.69 based on 29 salaries. An experienced Optical Assistant with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $15.00 based on 25 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $17.

Pay Difference by Location

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Years of Experience

This data is based on 176 survey responses.
Entry Level
11.4%
Early Career
50.6%
Mid Career
16.5%
Experienced
14.2%
Late Career
7.4%