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Certified Ophthalmic Medical Technologist (COMT) Salary

Certified Ophthalmic Medical Technologists in the United States can expect wages of $21.56 per hour on average. The vast majority of Certified Ophthalmic Medical Technologists (86 percent) who responded to the survey are women. A fair number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and more than two-fifths collect dental insurance. Most Certified Ophthalmic Medical Technologists report high levels of job satisfaction. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$32,549 - $70,312
(Median)
$33K
$50K
$70K
MEDIAN: $49,850
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$15.22 - $31.18
(Median)
$15
$22
$31
MEDIAN: $21.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$32,549 - $70,312  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,987  
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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$32,297 - $67,369  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 37
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$15.22 - $31.18  
   
Overtime
$10.93 - $46.31  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,987  
   
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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$32,297 - $67,369  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 82

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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.


Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $41K 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 who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $51K. Folks who have racked up more than 20 years in the field report incomes that aren't higher than less experienced individuals' earnings.

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Experience Affects Certified Ophthalmic Medical Technologist (COMT) Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 8%

Late-Career
up arrow 8%

Mid-Career
up arrow 5%

National Average
$47,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 12%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
86 %
Male
14 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
24%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
34%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 77% dental benefits Dental: 45%
vision benefits Vision: 38% employee benefits None: 14%