Vision Therapist Salary

Vision Therapists in the United States are largely female. The average salary of the entire group is approximately $14.84 per hour. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Most Vision Therapists like their work and job satisfaction is high. One-fifth enjoy medical while roughly one in eight get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to about a third. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$20,134 - $43,760
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$35K
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MEDIAN: $35,097
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$11.07 - $19.97
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$0$43K
Salary $20,134 - $43,760
Bonus $500
Commission $2,000
Total Pay (?
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$24,108 - $43,023
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 13 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 10
Hourly Data $0$26
Hourly Rate $11.07 - $19.97
Overtime $21.24
Annual Data $0$43K
Bonus $500
Commission $2,000
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$24,108 - $43,023
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 13 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 80

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Job Description for Vision Therapist

Vision therapists generally work at eye doctors' offices and vision centers and hold at least a college degree in optometry or a related field. Although doctors of optometry (O.D.) primarily diagnose and treat visual health problems, some also specialize in vision therapy. Generally, these therapists provide individual treatments for those who have vision disorders, such as lazy eyes (amblyopia), crossed eyes (strabismus), difficult focus, and learning difficulty due to vision disorders.

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Vision Therapist Tasks

  • Discharge patient from therapy when projected outcomes have been attained and provide for follow-up care or referrals.
  • Administer and explain eye exercises, massage to help relieve pain, or prevent eye muscle crippling.
  • Perform and document an initial exam, evaluate medical records and physician's referral and determine a diagnosis prior to intervention.
  • Record prognosis, treatment, response and progress in patient's chart or computer database.

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Pay by Experience Level for Vision Therapist

Pay by Experience for a Vision Therapist has a positive trend. An entry-level Vision Therapist with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $31,000 based on 74 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Vision Therapist with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $36,000 based on 21 salaries. An experienced Vision Therapist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $38,000 based on 10 salaries. A Vision Therapist with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $43,000 based on 5 salaries.

Key Stats for Vision Therapist

Gender

Female
94 %
Male
6 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 13 votes.
Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
62%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
1%
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Experience Affects Vision Therapist Salaries

Late-Career
▲35%

Experienced
▲20%

Mid-Career
▲15%

National Average
$32,000

Entry-Level
▼3%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 13 votes.

Gender

Female
94 %
Male
6 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
62%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
1%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 18%
dental benefits
Dental: 10%
vision benefits
Vision: 31%
no benefits
None: 57%
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