The average hourly pay for a Mid-Career Optometric Technician is $14.15.
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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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Skills that pay less than market rate include Sales, Insurance, Patient Education, 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 $11.47 based on 137 salaries. An early career Optometric Technician with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $12.35 based on 678 salaries. An experienced Optometric Technician with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $15.17 based on 159 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $16.
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Employees with .NET Software Developer / Programmer in these locations earn less than the national average. The lowest salaries can be found in Lake Charles, Louisiana (32.9% less), Las Vegas, Nevada (6.5% less) and Louisville, Kentucky (2.8% less).
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