An average Entry-Level Certified Ophthalmic Technician can expect to take home roughly $16.55 per hour. Job satisfaction for Entry-Level Certified Ophthalmic Technicians is high. Women account for the majority of Entry-Level Certified Ophthalmic Technicians who took the survey — 87 percent to be exact. Although the larger part have medical coverage and more than two-fifths have dental coverage, about one in four claim no health benefits at all. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$28,906 - $50,285  
   
Bonus
$50.34 - $5,960  
Total Pay (?
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$26,667 - $46,884  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 15
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$12.70 - $22.09  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.75  
Overtime
$16.00 - $34.43  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$50.34 - $5,960  
   
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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$26,667 - $46,884  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 146

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"I wish I had known a faster pathway to get to COT level."
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"Treat Elderly With Respect."
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Key Stats for Certified Ophthalmic Technician (COT)

Gender

Female
87 %
Male
13 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 15 votes.
073
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
74%
5-9 years
20%
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Skills That Affect Certified Ophthalmic Technician (COT) Salaries

Laser-Assisted In-Situ Keratomileusis (LASIK)
up arrow 36%

Electronic Medical Records (EMR)
up arrow 3%

Patient Education
up arrow 3%

Medical Photography
up arrow 2%

Refraction
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National Average
$35,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 15 votes.

Gender

Female
87 %
Male
13 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 69%
dental benefits
Dental: 44%
vision benefits
Vision: 40%
dental benefits
None: 24%
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