Contact Lens Technician Salary

Contact Lens Technicians in the United States are largely female. The average salary of the entire group is approximately $15.04 per hour. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Contact Lens Technicians largely appreciate their work and find this position highly satisfactory. Just over two-fifths enjoy medical and dental coverage in this occupation, and a majority get vision benefits. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
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$21,920 - $45,020
$30K
MEDIAN: $30,000
50%

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$11.13 - $24.57
$11
$15
$25
MEDIAN: $15.16
10%
50%
90%

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$0$51K
Salary $30,000
Bonus $500
Commission $2,000
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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$22,758 - $51,308
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 12 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 5
Hourly Data $0$29
Hourly Rate $11.13 - $24.57
Overtime $23.00
Annual Data $0$51K
Bonus $500
Commission $2,000
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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$22,758 - $51,308
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 12 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 46

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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

  • Instruct patients to insert and remove contact lenses.
  • Educate patients about proper hygiene and care.

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Pay by Experience Level for Contact Lens Technician

Pay by Experience for a Contact Lens Technician has a positive trend. An entry-level Contact Lens Technician with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $28,000 based on 27 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Contact Lens Technician with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $33,000 based on 22 salaries. An experienced Contact Lens Technician which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $41,000 based on 12 salaries. A Contact Lens Technician with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $46,000 based on 6 salaries.

Key Stats for Contact Lens Technician

Gender

Female
95 %
Male
5 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 3 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
55%
5-9 years
4%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
18%
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Experience Affects Contact Lens Technician Salaries

Late-Career
▲46%

Experienced
▲29%

Mid-Career
▲4%

National Average
$32,000

Entry-Level
▼13%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 3 votes.

Gender

Female
95 %
Male
5 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
55%
5-9 years
4%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 50%
dental benefits
Dental: 43%
vision benefits
Vision: 57%
no benefits
None: 18%
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