The average hourly pay for an Optometric Technician is $12.79.
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Job Description for Optometric Technician
Optometrists help clients maintain sharp, accurate eyesight, and optometric assistants help optometrists in a variety of tasks and ensure their office's operations run smoothly and efficiently. It is often the optometric assistant who performs much of the preparatory work for examinations, a series of duties that includes the maintenance and calibration of vision testing equipment, the application of various pre-examination tests for incoming patients, and clerical duties such as scheduling appo…Read more
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Popular Employer Salaries for Optometric Technician
The top respondents for the job title Optometric Technician are from the companies Visionworks, National Vision, Inc. and America's Best. Reported salaries are highest at Pearle Vision Center where the average pay is $13.15. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include LensCrafters Inc. and Eyeglass World, Inc., earning around $13.00 and $10.63, respectively. America's Best pays the lowest at around $9.86. America's Best Contacts & Eyeglasses, Inc. and Visionworks also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $10.19 and $10.37, respectively.
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Skills in Patient Education are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Sales, Insurance, Optometry and Customer Service.
Pay by Experience Level for Optometric Technician
An entry-level Optometric Technician with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $11.36 based on 141 salaries. An early career Optometric Technician with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $12.31 based on 699 salaries. A mid-career Optometric Technician with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $14.16 based on 221 salaries. An experienced Optometric Technician with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $15.17 based on 163 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $16.
Pay Difference by Location
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Employees with Optometric Technician in their job title in Seattle, Washington earn an average of 20.0% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in New York, New York (15.3% more) and Las Vegas, Nevada (5.2% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Orlando, Florida (16.0% less) and Houston, Texas (11.4% less).
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