The average hourly pay for an Optometric Technician with Patient Education skills is $13.04.
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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
Popular Employer Salaries for Optometric Technician
The top respondents for the job title Optometric Technician are from the companies National Vision, Inc., Pearle Vision Center and Visionworks. Reported salaries are highest at LensCrafters Inc. where the average pay is $13.51. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Pearle Vision Center, earning around $12.98. Visionworks pays the lowest at around $10.08. National Vision, Inc. also pays on the lower end of the scale, paying $11.35.
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Skills in Electronic Medical Records (EMR) 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 $11.59 based on 24 salaries. An early career Optometric Technician with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $12.31 based on 248 salaries. A mid-career Optometric Technician with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $13.86 based on 87 salaries. An experienced Optometric Technician with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $15.50 based on 54 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $15.
Pay Difference by Location
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Employees with Optometric Technician in their job title in Austin, Texas earn an average of 6.4% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Charleston, South Carolina (5.4% more) and Las Vegas, Nevada (3.2% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Orlando, Florida (15.7% less), St. Louis, Missouri (11.9% less) and Fort Worth, Texas (0.3% less).
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