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Certified Ophthalmic Medical Technologist (COMT) Salary

Median pay for Certified Ophthalmic Medical Technologists in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $21.71 per hour. Work is enjoyable for Certified Ophthalmic Medical Technologists, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. The vast majority of Certified Ophthalmic Medical Technologists (88 percent) who responded to the survey are women. A fair number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and just under a half collect dental insurance. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$36,621 - $70,156
(Median)
$37K
$50K
$70K
MEDIAN: $49,672
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$15.34 - $30.68
(Median)
$15
$22
$31
MEDIAN: $21.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$36,621 - $70,156  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,990  
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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$32,768 - $66,842  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 38
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$15.34 - $30.68  
   
Overtime
$11.15 - $45.37  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,990  
   
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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$32,768 - $66,842  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 89

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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.


More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $42K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $50K. Certified Ophthalmic Medical Technologists see a median salary of $50K after reaching one to two decades on the job. 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 $51K.

 
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Experience Affects Certified Ophthalmic Medical Technologist (COMT) Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 6%

Late-Career
up arrow 6%

Mid-Career
up arrow 6%

National Average
$48,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 11%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 18 votes.

Gender

Female
88 %
Male
13 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
23%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
32%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 78% dental benefits Dental: 46%
vision benefits Vision: 40% employee benefits None: 14%
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