Pay for Entry-Level Certified Ophthalmic Technicians sits in the ballpark of $16.47 per hour. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. The vast majority (82 percent) of Entry-Level Certified Ophthalmic Technicians who took the survey are female. While somewhere between a fifth and a fourth report receiving no health benefits, a fair number do receive medical coverage, and slightly less than half have dental, as well. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$28,906 - $50,285
$29K
$41K
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MEDIAN: $40,520
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$12.23 - $22.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$28,906 - $50,285  
   
Bonus
$50.68 - $5,918  
Total Pay (?
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$25,541 - $46,847  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 15
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$12.23 - $22.00  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.75  
Overtime
$16.00 - $34.43  
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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$25,541 - $46,847  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 148

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Key Stats for Certified Ophthalmic Technician (COT)

Gender

Female
82 %
Male
18 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 13 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
76%
5-9 years
18%
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Skills That Affect Certified Ophthalmic Technician (COT) Salaries

Laser-Assisted In-Situ Keratomileusis (LASIK)
up arrow 31%

Electronic Medical Records (EMR)
up arrow 3%

Patient Education
up arrow 3%

Refraction
up arrow 2%

Medical Photography
up arrow 1%

National Average
$35,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 13 votes.

Gender

Female
82 %
Male
18 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 72%
dental benefits
Dental: 47%
vision benefits
Vision: 40%
dental benefits
None: 22%
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