Certified Ophthalmic Medical Technologist (COMT) Salary

Certified Ophthalmic Medical Technologists in the United States can expect wages of $22.27 per hour on average. There are far more female Certified Ophthalmic Medical Technologists who answered the questionnaire than men, making up 89 percent. Job satisfaction for Certified Ophthalmic Medical Technologists is high. A strong majority enjoy medical while roughly one-half get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to just over two-fifths. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$30,521 - $73,130
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$31K
$51K
$73K
MEDIAN: $50,636
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$15.35 - $30.34
(Median)
$15
$22
$30
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.


For Certified Ophthalmic Medical Technologists, more experience in the field does not usually mean bigger paychecks. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $44K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $51K. For Certified Ophthalmic Medical Technologists, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $51K. Old hands boasting more than twenty years of relevant experience report pay that is more or less commensurate with that extensive experience; average earnings for this group come out to approximately $55K.

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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
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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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