Contact Lens Technician Salary

Pay for Contact Lens Technicians in the United States sits in the ballpark of $13.67 per hour. Although more than a third lack health benefits of any kind, more than half do enjoy medical insurance, and over a third get dental coverage, too. The vast majority (88 percent) of Contact Lens Technicians who took the survey are female. Work is enjoyable for Contact Lens Technicians, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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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

The position of a contact lens technician does not require long and extensive training, as experience often comes from working in similar retail positions. These technicians must always expand on their optical knowledge as they work with customers to fulfill their needs, and they also assist doctors in providing quality customer service and responsiveness. This may include helping customers choose suitable brands and help them learn to successfully insert and remove contact lenses.

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Contact Lens Technician Tasks

  • 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
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Experienced
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National Average
$29,000

Entry-Level
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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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