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Ophthalmic Photographer Salary

The average Ophthalmic Photographer in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $19.14 per hour. The majority of Ophthalmic Photographers claim high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and more than half earn dental coverage. There are more female Ophthalmic Photographers who answered the questionnaire than male, making up 68 percent. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.
$29,233 - $70,629
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MEDIAN: $49,595
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$14.61 - $26.65
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National Salary Data

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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$29,233 - $70,629  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,475  
Profit Sharing
$1,200 - $11,000  
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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$30,549 - $59,164  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 35
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$14.61 - $26.65  
   
Overtime
$20.46 - $37.28  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,475  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,200 - $11,000  
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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$30,549 - $59,164  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 158
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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

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

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Pay by Experience Level for Ophthalmic Photographer

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


For many Ophthalmic Photographers, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. During the first five years of their careers, Ophthalmic Photographers see a median income of $39K. Survey respondents with five to 10 years of experience report an only modestly higher median of $42K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $47K in this role. Veterans who have acquired more than 20 years report a median income of $53K, which is generally higher than the pay reported by other tenure groups.

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Experience Affects Ophthalmic Photographer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 23%

Experienced
up arrow 10%

National Average
$43,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

Entry-Level
up arrow 9%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 44 votes.

Gender

Female
68 %
Male
32 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 84% dental benefits Dental: 58%
vision benefits Vision: 35% employee benefits None: 14%