Certified Ophthalmic Medical Technologist (COMT) Salary

Average Certified Ophthalmic Medical Technologists in the United States make around $21.77 per hour. Medical benefits are awarded to a strong majority, and nearly one-half earn dental coverage. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. The vast majority of Certified Ophthalmic Medical Technologists (86 percent) who responded to the survey are women.

$36,621 - $70,156
(Median)
$37K
$50K
$70K
MEDIAN: $50,027
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$15.36 - $30.19
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$15
$22
$30
MEDIAN: $21.00
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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  
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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$32,849 - $66,325  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 38
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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$32,849 - $66,325  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 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.


Certified Ophthalmic Medical Technologists with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $43K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $50K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Certified Ophthalmic Medical Technologists make a median salary of $52K. Ultimately, more time spent in the workforce does seem to translate to bigger paychecks; seasoned veterans with more than 20 years of experience report a median income of $54K.

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Experience Affects Certified Ophthalmic Medical Technologist (COMT) Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 11%

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: 77% dental benefits Dental: 48%
vision benefits Vision: 41% employee benefits None: 15%
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