Ophthalmic Photographer Salary (United States)

The average Ophthalmic Photographer in the United States earns approximately $19.29 per hour. Compensation generally starts at $14.67 per hour and does not exceed $26.30. Generous benefits are a perk in this profession; most claim both medical and dental insurance and around one third get vision coverage. There are more female Ophthalmic Photographers than male, making up 67 percent of individuals in this profession. Job satisfaction for Ophthalmic Photographers is high. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
Ophthalmic Photographer Salary (?
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$29,233 - $69,050
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $48,385
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Ophthalmic Photographer Salary (?
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$14.67 - $26.30
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$29,233 - $69,050  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,460  
Profit Sharing
$1,200 - $11,000  
Total Pay (?
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$30,710 - $58,112  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 35
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$14.67 - $26.30  
   
Overtime
$20.85 - $37.51  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,460  
   
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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$30,710 - $58,112  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 168
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Job Description for Ophthalmic Photographer

  • 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.
Though Ophthalmic Photographers can expect regular salary growth as they advance in their careers, experience does not seem to be a strong driver of pay increase. Starting at around $38K, salaries see a boost to $42K after five to 10 years. After spending one to two decades on the job, pay usually hovers around $45K. As Ophthalmic Photographers reach two decades on the job, salary growth continues, albeit at a slower pace, with pay averaging $53K. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up 20 percent of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise less than five, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining 16 percent. Age distribution in this workforce is concentrated between one and nine years of experience; a majority of respondents fall in this range.

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Experience Affects Ophthalmic Photographer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 21%
Experienced
up arrow 5%
National Average
$43,000
Mid-Career
up arrow 2%
Entry-Level
up arrow 11%

Job Satisfaction

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Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5 based on 45 votes.

Gender

Female
67%
female alumni
 
Male
33%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
33%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 84% dental benefits Dental: 59%
vision benefits Vision: 36% employee benefits None: 13%
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