Mid-Career Certified Ophthalmic Technician (COT) Salary

An average Mid-Career Certified Ophthalmic Technician can expect to take home roughly $18.66 per hour. One in four of professionals in this line of work do not receive benefits; however, a strong majority report medical coverage and nearly one-half claim dental coverage as well. There are far more female Mid-Career Certified Ophthalmic Technicians who answered the questionnaire than men, making up 82 percent. Job satisfaction for Mid-Career Certified Ophthalmic Technicians is high. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$31,243 - $46,799
$40K
MEDIAN: $40,000
50%

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$14.55 - $24.28
$15
$19
$24
MEDIAN: $18.66
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$40,000  
   
Bonus
$1,017  
Profit Sharing
$3,350  
Commission
$300.00  
Total Pay (?
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$30,344 - $51,621  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 7
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$14.55 - $24.28  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.75  
Overtime
$23.35 - $35.75  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$1,017  
   
Commission
$300.00  
Profit Sharing
$3,350  
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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$30,344 - $51,621  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 99

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Key Stats for Certified Ophthalmic Technician (COT)

Gender

Female
82 %
Male
18 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 11 votes.
5-9 years
77%
10-19 years
23%
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Skills That Affect Certified Ophthalmic Technician (COT) Salaries

Laser-Assisted In-Situ Keratomileusis (LASIK)
▲18%

Electronic Medical Records (EMR)
▲5%

Patient Education
▲3%

Medical Photography
▲3%

National Average
$39,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 11 votes.

Gender

Female
82 %
Male
18 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 75%
dental benefits
Dental: 49%
vision benefits
Vision: 33%
no benefits
None: 25%