The average hourly pay for an Optometric Assistant is $13.59.
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Job Description for Optometric Assistant
Optometric assistants perform a number of duties in an optometrist's office or a similar setting. On of the main tasks these assistants are responsible for is preparing patients for eye exams and/or vision therapy. They also schedule appointments, document case histories, updating patient records, and organizing records. Additionally, optometric assistants are in charge of administering tests to patients related color and depth perception, near- and farsightedness, field of view, and macular int…Read more
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Pay by Experience Level for Optometric Assistant
An entry-level Optometric Assistant with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $12.08 based on 45 salaries. An early career Optometric Assistant with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $13.08 based on 187 salaries. A mid-career Optometric Assistant with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $14.73 based on 70 salaries. An experienced Optometric Assistant with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $15.20 based on 65 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $16.
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Employees with Optometric Assistant in their job title in Minneapolis, Minnesota earn an average of 17.4% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Atlanta, Georgia (13.9% more) and San Jose, California (10.4% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Fort Worth, Texas (3.2% less).
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