Contact Lens Technician Salary

Pay for Contact Lens Technicians in the United States sits in the ballpark of $13.67 per hour. Although a little more than half have medical coverage and more than a third have dental coverage, over a third claim no health benefits at all. Most Contact Lens Technicians report high levels of job satisfaction. The vast majority of Contact Lens Technicians (88 percent) who responded to the survey are women. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$9.91 - $22.62
(Median)
$9
$14
$23
MEDIAN: $13.00
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$9.91 - $22.62  
   
Overtime
$15.05 - $35.54  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,866  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,013  
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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$20,892 - $46,385  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 70
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Job Description for Contact Lens Technician

  • Educate patients about proper hygiene and care.
  • Instruct patients to insert and remove contact lenses.

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Experience Affects Contact Lens Technician Salaries

Mid-Career
up arrow 13%

Experienced
up arrow 13%

National Average
$29,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 16%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 6 votes.

Gender

Female
88 %
Male
12 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 54%
dental benefits
Dental: 38%
medical benefits
Vision: 37%
dental benefits
None: 35%
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