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Ophthalmic Photographer Salary

Ophthalmic Photographers in the United States can expect wages of $19.55 per hour on average. Female Ophthalmic Photographers survey participants are more prevalent than men — 67 percent of professionals. Most enjoy medical while more than half get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to over a third. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
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$29,289 - $70,791
(Median)
$29K
$50K
$71K
MEDIAN: $49,662
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$14.76 - $26.87
(Median)
$15
$20
$27
MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$29,289 - $70,791  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,484  
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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$30,986 - $59,244  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 34
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$14.76 - $26.87  
   
Overtime
$19.42 - $37.04  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,484  
   
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).
)
$30,986 - $59,244  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 161
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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.


Ophthalmic Photographers do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. At career start (within the first five years), average income sits near $39K, and the average for folks who have worked for five to 10 years is only slightly higher at $41K. Ophthalmic Photographers bring in $48K after working for 10 to 20 years. As Ophthalmic Photographers reach more than two decades on the job, compensation remains commensurate with experience; the average pay in this group is $52K.

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Experience Affects Ophthalmic Photographer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 21%

Experienced
up arrow 11%

National Average
$43,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

Entry-Level
up arrow 10%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 44 votes.

Gender

Female
67 %
Male
33 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 88% dental benefits Dental: 62%
vision benefits Vision: 37% employee benefits None: 11%
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