Entry-Level Certified Ophthalmic Technician (COT) Salary

Average Entry-Level Certified Ophthalmic Technicians make around $16.94 per hour. Among survey respondents, women are more common than men; 82 percent of Entry-Level Certified Ophthalmic Technicians are female. Although about a fourth lack health benefits of any kind, the larger part do enjoy medical insurance, and nearly two in five get dental coverage, too. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Entry-Level Certified Ophthalmic Technicians. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$29,087 - $50,057
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MEDIAN: $39,037
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$12.92 - $21.98
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MEDIAN: $16.94
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$29,087 - $50,057  
   
Bonus
$50.68 - $5,918  
Total Pay (?
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$27,131 - $46,927  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 17
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$12.92 - $21.98  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.75  
Overtime
$16.22 - $34.24  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$50.68 - $5,918  
   
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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$27,131 - $46,927  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 151

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Certified Ophthalmic Technician (COT) Advice

Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Certified Ophthalmic Technician (COT) in Jersey City:
"I wish I had known a faster pathway to get to COT level."
Enjoy what you do and be passionate about your work. That will always get you through rough days. Always maintain your integrity.

Certified Ophthalmic Technician (COT) in Columbus:
"Treat Elderly With Respect."
Further your career as far as you can. Do a great job and get paid what you feel you are worth.

Key Stats for Certified Ophthalmic Technician (COT)

Gender

Female
82 %
Male
18 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 16 votes.
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
73%
5-9 years
21%
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Skills That Affect Certified Ophthalmic Technician (COT) Salaries

Laser-Assisted In-Situ Keratomileusis (LASIK)
▲33%

Patient Education
▲2%

Electronic Medical Records (EMR)
▲1%

Medical Photography
▲1%

Refraction
▼0%

National Average
$36,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 16 votes.

Gender

Female
82 %
Male
18 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 67%
dental benefits
Dental: 39%
vision benefits
Vision: 39%
no benefits
None: 25%
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