Ophthalmic Photographers in the United States can expect to earn an average of $19.57 per hour. Experience level and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The majority of Ophthalmic Photographers (63 percent) who took the survey are women. Most Ophthalmic Photographers report high levels of job satisfaction. Almost all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$35,500 - $98,264
$36K
$54K
$98K
MEDIAN: $54,208
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$13.50 - $27.81
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$35,500 - $98,264  
   
Bonus
$1,500  
Total Pay (?
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$30,721 - $70,573  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 19
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$13.50 - $27.81  
   
Overtime
$20.31 - $51.77  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$1,500  
   
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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$30,721 - $70,573  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 82

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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

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Workers with less than five years' experience earn around $37K on average, and those who have five to 10 years under their belts see a higher median salary of $41K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Ophthalmic Photographers make a median salary of $52K. Survey respondents who have worked for more than 20 years actually report somewhat lower incomes of $48K.

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Key Stats for Ophthalmic Photographer

Gender

Female
63 %
Male
37 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 6 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
34%
20 years or more
13%
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Experience Affects Ophthalmic Photographer Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 22%

Late-Career
up arrow 12%

National Average
$43,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

Entry-Level
up arrow 13%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 6 votes.

Gender

Female
63 %
Male
37 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
34%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 94%
dental benefits
Dental: 71%
vision benefits
Vision: 58%
dental benefits
None: 2%
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