Ophthalmic Photographer Salary

The average Ophthalmic Photographer in the United States earns approximately $19.57 per hour. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. The majority of Ophthalmic Photographers claim high levels of job satisfaction. There are more female Ophthalmic Photographers who answered the questionnaire than male, making up 66 percent. Medical benefits are awarded to nearly all, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
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$35,262 - $98,633
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MEDIAN: $55,802
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$35,262 - $98,633  
   
Bonus
$1,500  
Total Pay (?
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$30,391 - $71,532  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 18
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$13.38 - $28.19  
   
Overtime
$20.31 - $51.77  
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$1,500  
   
Total Pay (?
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$30,391 - $71,532  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 76

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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
66 %
Male
34 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 5 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
35%
20 years or more
12%
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Experience Affects Ophthalmic Photographer Salaries

Experienced
▲24%

Late-Career
▲12%

National Average
$43,000

Mid-Career
▼3%

Entry-Level
▼12%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
66 %
Male
34 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
35%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 93%
dental benefits
Dental: 70%
vision benefits
Vision: 60%
no benefits
None: 2%