The average Certified Ophthalmic Medical Technologist in the United States earns approximately $23.46 per hour. Work is enjoyable for Certified Ophthalmic Medical Technologists, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. While some workers in this profession — nearly one-fifth — do not have any health coverage, a fair number do receive medical benefits and more than two-fifths have dental insurance. Certified Ophthalmic Medical Technologists who responded to the questionnaire are largely women, dominating at 84 percent. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$30,201 - $67,653  
   
Bonus
$101.37 - $1,973  
Profit Sharing
$755  
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$36,206 - $65,798  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 20
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Hourly Rate
$16.37 - $30.58  
   
Overtime
$23.67 - $44.32  
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$101.37 - $1,973  
   
Profit Sharing
$755  
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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$36,206 - $65,798  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 78

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Job Description for Certified Ophthalmic Medical Technologist (COMT)

  • 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.
  • Record, review and verify patient information.
  • Under supervision of Ophthalmologist, assists and performs procedures.

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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.


Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $47K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $52K. Certified Ophthalmic Medical Technologists with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $49K. More than 20 years of experience seem related to solid financial gains; veterans in this group report earning a median of $51K.

Key Stats for Certified Ophthalmic Medical Technologist (COMT)

Gender

Female
84 %
Male
16 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 12 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
35%
20 years or more
21%
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Experience Affects Certified Ophthalmic Medical Technologist (COMT) Salaries

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

Late-Career
up arrow 3%

National Average
$50,000

Experienced
up arrow 1%

Entry-Level
up arrow 6%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 12 votes.

Gender

Female
84 %
Male
16 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
35%
20 years or more
21%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 73%
dental benefits
Dental: 45%
vision benefits
Vision: 47%
dental benefits
None: 21%
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