Ophthalmic Photographer Salary

An average Ophthalmic Photographer in the United States can expect to take home roughly $20.00 per hour. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. The majority of Ophthalmic Photographers (67 percent) who took the survey are female. For the most part, Ophthalmic Photographers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Nearly all enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the larger part. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$35,985 - $97,444
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MEDIAN: $57,647
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$13.56 - $27.59
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Salary $35,985 - $97,444
Bonus $1,029
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$31,110 - $69,816
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 21
Hourly Data $0$50
Hourly Rate $13.56 - $27.59
Overtime $20.74 - $50.48
Annual Data $0$69K
Bonus $1,029
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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$31,110 - $69,816
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 88

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Job Description for Ophthalmic Photographer

Ophthalmic photographers work in ophthalmic medical centers, and their primary job is to capture close-up images of patients' retinas, corneas, and other ocular structures. These images can be used to diagnose problems and can also be used to document diseases, surgeries, and treatments. They will have to use a variety of specialized equipment like microscopes and cameras to capture two-dimensional and three-dimensional photos. They will have to know how to conduct tests, such as using dye to obtain an angiogram of the eye. They will need to know how to develop exposed film and mount and label slides to be included in a patient's medical chart.

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Ophthalmic Photographer Tasks

  • Operate imaging equipment to produce images of blood vessels of the eye.
  • Monitor patients' conditions and reactions, reporting abnormal signs to physician.
  • Administer contrast medium into patient's eye region for diagnostic purposes.

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Pay by Experience Level for Ophthalmic Photographer

Pay by Experience for an Ophthalmic Photographer has a positive trend. An entry-level Ophthalmic Photographer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $38,000 based on 41 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Ophthalmic Photographer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $42,000 based on 28 salaries. An experienced Ophthalmic Photographer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $53,000 based on 38 salaries. An Ophthalmic Photographer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $48,000 based on 11 salaries.

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Key Stats for Ophthalmic Photographer

Gender

Female
67 %
Male
33 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 9 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
12%
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Experience Affects Ophthalmic Photographer Salaries

Experienced
▲20%

Late-Career
▲8%

National Average
$44,000

Mid-Career
▼6%

Entry-Level
▼15%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 9 votes.

Gender

Female
67 %
Male
33 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 93%
dental benefits
Dental: 77%
vision benefits
Vision: 61%
no benefits
None: 3%
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