Contact Lens Technician Salary (United States)

The average pay for a Contact Lens Technician is $13.57 per hour. Experience has a moderate effect on salary for this job. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career.
Contact Lens Technician Total Pay (?
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$9.81 - $17.75
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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Hourly Rate
$9.81 - $17.75  
   
Overtime
$14.49 - $27.25  
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Bonus
$0.00 - $1,957  
   
Total Pay (?
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$20,520 - $38,070  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 66
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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 19%
Mid-Career
up arrow 7%
National Average
$29,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 18%
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Gender
Female
90%
female alumni
 
Male
10%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
5%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 64% dental benefits Dental: 41%
vision benefits Vision: 46% employee benefits None: 25%
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