Certified Ophthalmic Medical Technologist (COMT) Salary

Median pay for Certified Ophthalmic Medical Technologists in the United States is around $21.77 per hour. Women account for the majority of Certified Ophthalmic Medical Technologists who took the survey — 86 percent to be exact. Medical benefits are awarded to a strong majority, and a little less than one-half earn dental coverage. For the most part, Certified Ophthalmic Medical Technologists enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$36,787 - $70,000
(Median)
$37K
$50K
$70K
MEDIAN: $49,850
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$15.36 - $30.19
(Median)
$15
$22
$30
MEDIAN: $21.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$36,787 - $70,000  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,990  
Profit Sharing
$1,100 - $6,000  
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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$32,923 - $66,242  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 39
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$15.36 - $30.19  
   
Overtime
$11.33 - $45.35  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,990  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,100 - $6,000  
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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$32,923 - $66,242  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 90
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Job Description for Certified Ophthalmic Medical Technologist (COMT)

  • Record, review and verify patient information.
  • Under supervision of Ophthalmologist, assists and performs procedures.
  • Assist ophthalmology patients by providing information and services; patient evaluations, vision health testing, lens fitting and care orientations.
  • Counsel and educate patients by reiterating physician orders for eye hygiene and post procedure care.

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Pay by Experience Level for Certified Ophthalmic Medical Technologist (COMT)

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Certified Ophthalmic Medical Technologists — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $42K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $50K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Certified Ophthalmic Medical Technologists make a median salary of $52K. Veterans who have worked for more than two decades do tend to make the most in the end; the median pay for this group is $54K.

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Experience Affects Certified Ophthalmic Medical Technologist (COMT) Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 12%

Experienced
up arrow 7%

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

National Average
$48,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 12%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 19 votes.

Gender

Female
86 %
Male
14 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
23%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
30%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 76% dental benefits Dental: 47%
vision benefits Vision: 40% employee benefits None: 15%
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