Contact Lens Technician Salary

Women account for the majority of Contact Lens Technicians in the United States. The entire group has an average salary of $13.87 per hour. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — just under a third lack coverage. On the flip side, a majority have medical insurance and more than two-fifths receive dental plans. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$10.09 - $19.57
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MEDIAN: $13.00
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$10.09 - $19.57  
   
Overtime
$15.05 - $35.54  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,816  
   
Total Pay (?
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$21,461 - $40,668  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 72

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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

Experienced
up arrow 12%

Mid-Career
up arrow 8%

National Average
$29,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 16%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 8 votes.

Gender

Female
91 %
Male
9 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 64% dental benefits Dental: 44%
vision benefits Vision: 38% employee benefits None: 30%