Entry-Level Certified Ophthalmic Technician (COT) Salary

The average Entry-Level Certified Ophthalmic Technician can expect to rake in roughly $16.84 per hour. Women account for the majority of Entry-Level Certified Ophthalmic Technicians who took the survey — 85 percent to be exact. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, just under a fourth are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by the larger part and dental insurance is reported by about two in five. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$22,669 - $48,041
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$36K
$48K
MEDIAN: $36,174
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$12.87 - $21.82
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MEDIAN: $16.84
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$0$48K
Salary $22,669 - $48,041
Bonus $51.06 - $5,872
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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$26,888 - $46,114
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 13
Hourly Data $0$33
Hourly Rate $12.87 - $21.82
Hourly Tips $0.75
Overtime $20.55 - $33.12
Annual Data $0$46K
Bonus $51.06 - $5,872
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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$26,888 - $46,114
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 143

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Certified Ophthalmic Technician (COT) Job Listings

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 Presque Isle:
"Long hours."
Need to be flexible with work hours.

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
85 %
Male
15 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 18 votes.
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
72%
5-9 years
21%
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Skills That Affect Certified Ophthalmic Technician (COT) Salaries

Laser-Assisted In-Situ Keratomileusis (LASIK)
▲35%

Electronic Medical Records (EMR)
▲3%

Patient Education
▲3%

Medical Photography
▲2%

Refraction
▲1%

National Average
$36,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 18 votes.

Gender

Female
85 %
Male
15 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 70%
dental benefits
Dental: 41%
vision benefits
Vision: 42%
no benefits
None: 22%
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