Certified Ophthalmic Medical Technologist (COMT) Salary

Certified Ophthalmic Medical Technologists in the United States pull down an average of $21.71 per hour. Among survey respondents, women are more common than men; 87 percent of Certified Ophthalmic Medical Technologists are female. Work is enjoyable for Certified Ophthalmic Medical Technologists, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. A strong majority enjoy medical while close to one-half get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to about two-fifths. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$36,621 - $70,156

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$15.40 - $30.07

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$36,621 - $70,156  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,990  
Profit Sharing
$1,100 - $6,000  
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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$33,067 - $66,076  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 38
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$15.40 - $30.07  
   
Overtime
$15.51 - $45.09  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,990  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,100 - $6,000  
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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$33,067 - $66,076  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 93
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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. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $43K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $50K. Certified Ophthalmic Medical Technologists who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $51K. Veterans who have acquired more than 20 years report a median income of $54K, which is generally higher than the pay reported by other tenure groups.

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Experience Affects Certified Ophthalmic Medical Technologist (COMT) Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 13%

Experienced
up arrow 6%

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

National Average
$48,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 11%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
87 %
Male
13 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
22%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
31%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 77% dental benefits Dental: 48%
vision benefits Vision: 39% employee benefits None: 15%
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