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Contact Lens Technician Salary

Women make up the vast majority of Contact Lens Technicians in the United States. The average pay in this industry is approximately $13.72 per hour. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Contact Lens Technicians. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, just under one in three are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by the larger part and dental insurance is reported by nearly two in five. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
$9.91 - $22.30
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MEDIAN: $13.00
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$9.91 - $22.30  
   
Overtime
$14.60 - $35.54  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,800  
   
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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$20,862 - $41,886  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 63
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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 13%

Mid-Career
up arrow 6%

National Average
$29,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 20%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
93 %
Male
8 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 62% dental benefits Dental: 41%
vision benefits Vision: 40% employee benefits None: 28%