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Certified Ophthalmic Medical Technologist (COMT) Salary (United States)

Women make up the vast majority of Certified Ophthalmic Medical Technologists in the United States. The average pay in this industry is approximately $21.64 per hour. Most Certified Ophthalmic Medical Technologists report high levels of job satisfaction. A fair number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a little less than half collect dental insurance. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
Certified Ophthalmic Medical Technologist (COMT) Salary (?
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$30,813 - $69,844
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MEDIAN: $48,643
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Certified Ophthalmic Medical Technologist (COMT) Salary (?
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$15.00 - $31.34
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MEDIAN: $21.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$30,813 - $69,844  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,043  
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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$31,537 - $67,267  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 40
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$15.00 - $31.34  
   
Overtime
$11.07 - $45.69  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,043  
   
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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$31,537 - $67,267  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 80
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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. The average beginner in this position makes around $40K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $46K. Certified Ophthalmic Medical Technologists with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $51K. Individuals who report more than two decades of experience seem to make only slightly more than folks in the 10-to-20 year range; the more senior group sees median earnings in the comparatively modest ballpark of $53K.
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Experience Affects Certified Ophthalmic Medical Technologist (COMT) Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 13%
Experienced
up arrow 8%
National Average
$47,000
Mid-Career
up arrow 2%
Entry-Level
up arrow 14%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
93%
female alumni
 
Male
7%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
23%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
36%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 78% dental benefits Dental: 46%
vision benefits Vision: 35% employee benefits None: 13%