Contact Lens Technician Salary

Median pay for Contact Lens Technicians in the United States is around $13.94 per hour. Among survey respondents, women are more common than men; 89 percent of Contact Lens Technicians are female. Although more than half have medical coverage and just over two-fifths have dental coverage, slightly less than a third claim no health benefits at all. Job satisfaction for Contact Lens Technicians is high. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
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$10.04 - $20.13
(Median)
$10
$14
$20
MEDIAN: $13.00
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$10.04 - $20.13  
   
Overtime
$15.10 - $35.48  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,840  
   
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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$21,341 - $41,102  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 68
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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 12%

Mid-Career
up arrow 11%

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
44%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 62% dental benefits Dental: 44%
vision benefits Vision: 38% employee benefits None: 31%
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