Certified Ophthalmic Medical Technologist (COMT) Salary

Average Certified Ophthalmic Medical Technologists in the United States make around $22.27 per hour. Women make up the vast majority of Certified Ophthalmic Medical Technologists (89 percent) who answered the questionnaire. Medical benefits are awarded to a strong majority, and approximately half earn dental coverage. For the most part, Certified Ophthalmic Medical Technologists enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$30,521 - $73,130
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$31K
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$73K
MEDIAN: $50,636
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$15.35 - $30.34
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MEDIAN: $22.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$30,521 - $73,130  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,978  
Profit Sharing
$1,350  
Total Pay (?
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$32,055 - $68,032  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 44
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$15.35 - $30.34  
   
Overtime
$10.85 - $45.34  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,978  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,350  
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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$32,055 - $68,032  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 106
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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. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $44K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $51K on average — a distinctly larger sum. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $51K in this role. In the end, the overall pattern seems to be that more experience generally corresponds to higher pay; a Certified Ophthalmic Medical Technologist with more than 20 years of experience can earn $55K on average.

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Experience Affects Certified Ophthalmic Medical Technologist (COMT) Salaries

Late-Career
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Experienced
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Mid-Career
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National Average
$50,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 11%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 22 votes.

Gender

Female
89 %
Male
11 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
25%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
29%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 79%
dental benefits
Dental: 50%
medical benefits
Vision: 42%
dental benefits
None: 15%
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