Median pay for Certified Ophthalmic Medical Technologists in the United States is around $22.51 per hour. Medical benefits are awarded to a fair number, and slightly less than half earn dental coverage. Work is enjoyable for Certified Ophthalmic Medical Technologists, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Women make up the vast majority of Certified Ophthalmic Medical Technologists (84 percent) who answered the questionnaire. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$30,410 - $67,331
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$30K
$50K
$67K
MEDIAN: $50,000
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$16.34 - $29.77
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$23
$30
MEDIAN: $22.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$30,410 - $67,331  
   
Bonus
$850  
Profit Sharing
$755  
Total Pay (?
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$36,061 - $64,693  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 21
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$16.34 - $29.77  
   
Overtime
$16.11 - $44.23  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$850  
   
Profit Sharing
$755  
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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$36,061 - $64,693  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 77
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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.


Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $46K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $51K on average — a distinctly larger sum. Certified Ophthalmic Medical Technologists who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $48K. Certified Ophthalmic Medical Technologists who have acquired more than 20 years of relevant experience earn significantly more than folks with fewer years on their resumes; the average income in this veteran group is $52K.

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Experience Affects Certified Ophthalmic Medical Technologist (COMT) Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 8%

Mid-Career
up arrow 5%

National Average
$49,000

Experienced
up arrow 1%

Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 10 votes.

Gender

Female
84 %
Male
16 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
12%
10-19 years
34%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 76%
dental benefits
Dental: 47%
medical benefits
Vision: 50%
dental benefits
None: 19%
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