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Ophthalmic Photographer Salary (United States)

A typical Ophthalmic Photographer in the United States can expect to take home roughly $19.29 per hour. A solid majority enjoy medical while more than half get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than a third. Ophthalmic Photographers are largely women, dominating the profession at 67 percent. Job satisfaction for Ophthalmic Photographers is high. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
Ophthalmic Photographer Salary (?
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$29,233 - $69,050
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MEDIAN: $48,385
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Ophthalmic Photographer Salary (?
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$14.67 - $26.30
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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 (?
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  
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  
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.
More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. Workers with less than five years' experience earn around $38K on average, and those who have five to 10 years under their belts see a higher median salary of $42K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Ophthalmic Photographers make a median salary of $45K. In the end, more experience does seem to mean larger paychecks; seasoned Ophthalmic Photographers with more than 20 years of experience earn a predictably higher median of $52K. A majority of the workforce has between one and nine years of experience. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up close to a fifth of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise fewer than one in twenty, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining nearly one in six.

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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%