Contact Lens Technician Salary

Earnings for Contact Lens Technicians in the United States come in at around $14.01 per hour on average. The majority of Contact Lens Technicians claim high levels of job satisfaction. While just under one in three report receiving no health benefits, the greater part do receive medical coverage, and more than two-fifths have dental, as well. Contact Lens Technicians who responded to the questionnaire are largely women, dominating at 89 percent. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
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$10.06 - $20.00
(Median)
$10
$14
$20
MEDIAN: $14.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$10.06 - $20.00  
   
Overtime
$15.10 - $35.48  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,832  
   
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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$21,371 - $40,984  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 69
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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 11%

Mid-Career
up arrow 10%

National Average
$30,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 16%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 7 votes.

Gender

Female
89 %
Male
11 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 63% dental benefits Dental: 45%
vision benefits Vision: 39% employee benefits None: 30%
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