Entry-Level Certified Ophthalmic Technician (COT) Salary

Median pay for Entry-Level Certified Ophthalmic Technicians lies in the neighborhood of $16.55 per hour. Although one-fourth lack health benefits of any kind, the greater part do enjoy medical insurance, and two in five get dental coverage, too. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. The vast majority of Entry-Level Certified Ophthalmic Technicians (87 percent) who participated in the survey are women. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$28,906 - $50,285
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MEDIAN: $39,997
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$12.52 - $21.98
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MEDIAN: $16.55
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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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$26,284 - $46,844  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 15
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$12.52 - $21.98  
   
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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$26,284 - $46,844  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 144
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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
87 %
Male
13 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 15 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
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)
▲36%

Patient Education
▲4%

Electronic Medical Records (EMR)
▲3%

Medical Photography
▲3%

Refraction
▲2%

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: 67%
dental benefits
Dental: 41%
vision benefits
Vision: 39%
dental benefits
None: 26%
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