How Much More Do Male Optometric Office Managers Make than Female Counterparts?

The average male optometric office manager earns an annual salary of $68,563 while his female counterpart earns $49,779-an $18,784 differential, according to Local Eye Site’s and Jobson Optical Research’s 2011 ECP Compensation Study. Optometric office managers at independent practices earned annual salaries of $50,359, while those working in corporate optometric chains earned $63,675 annually. Optometric office managers in the Northeast reported the highest salary at $61,263, while those in the South earned the least, at $47,042.

The US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) enforces anti-discrimination laws and related regulations. You must know that it is illegal to adversely treat employees on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, genetics, military duty, national origin, race or religion.

Use this checklist to make sure you do not discriminate in:
•    Hiring
•    Firing
•    Compensation
•    Bonuses and Benefits
•    Promotions
•    Disability leave
•    Use of practice facilities
•    Training
•    Layoffs

In today’s world, it is a valuable exercise to have an attorney or a professional human resources group review your employment practices. Any time you are hiring or, more importantly, firing, then you must consult professionals in this area to make sure you are following the rules.

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