The average hourly pay for an Entry-Level Optometric Technician is $11.47.
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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 in Patient Education are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Insurance, Optometry, Sales and Customer Service.
Pay by Experience Level for Optometric Technician
An early career Optometric Technician with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $12.35 based on 678 salaries. A mid-career Optometric Technician with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $14.15 based on 209 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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