An average Mid-Career Certified Ophthalmic Technician can expect to take home roughly $18.53 per hour. Among survey respondents, women are more common than men; 87 percent of Mid-Career Certified Ophthalmic Technicians are female. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Most enjoy medical while more than half get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to over a third. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$30,895 - $47,283
$42K
MEDIAN: $42,000
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$14.00 - $23.70
$14
$19
$24
MEDIAN: $18.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$42,000  
   
Bonus
$1,017  
Commission
$300.00  
Total Pay (?
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$29,535 - $50,396  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 6
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$14.00 - $23.70  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.75  
Overtime
$23.42 - $35.61  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$1,017  
   
Commission
$300.00  
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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$29,535 - $50,396  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 90

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Key Stats for Certified Ophthalmic Technician (COT)

Gender

Female
87 %
Male
13 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 10 votes.
5-9 years
76%
10-19 years
24%
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Skills That Affect Certified Ophthalmic Technician (COT) Salaries

Electronic Medical Records (EMR)
up arrow 7%

Medical Photography
up arrow 5%

Patient Education
up arrow 3%

National Average
$39,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 10 votes.

Gender

Female
87 %
Male
13 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 81%
dental benefits
Dental: 57%
vision benefits
Vision: 38%
dental benefits
None: 19%
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