Ophthalmic Photographer Salary (United States)

A typical Ophthalmic Photographer in the United States can expect to take home roughly $19.29 per hour. Compensation starts at $14.67 per hour and can reach $26.30. Medical benefits are awarded to a solid majority, and more than half earn dental coverage. There are more female Ophthalmic Photographers than male, making up 67 percent of individuals in this profession. The majority of Ophthalmic Photographers claim high levels of job satisfaction. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
Ophthalmic Photographer Salary (?
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$29,233 - $69,050
(Median)
29K
39K
48K
57K
69K
MEDIAN: $48,385
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Ophthalmic Photographer Salary (?
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$14.67 - $26.30
(Median)
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26
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.
Across the entire workforce, experience and pay tend to be weakly linked—those with more experience do not necessarily bring in much higher salaries. At career start, salaries are typically $38K, which grow to $42K after five to 10 years. Between 10 and 20 years, pay reaches $45K. After a couple decades on the job, Ophthalmic Photographers see only modest salary growth, with pay averaging $53K. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up around one in five of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise less than five percent, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining 16 percent. Between one and nine years of experience is the norm for people in this field—a majority of those surveyed fit this bill.

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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%