The average pay for an Entry-Level Ophthalmic Technician is $14.61 per hour. A skill in Laser-Assisted In-Situ Keratomileusis (LASIK) is associated with high pay for this job.

$23,401 - $48,322
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MEDIAN: $35,000
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$10.87 - $19.24
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MEDIAN: $14.61
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$23,401 - $48,322  
   
Bonus
$146.81 - $2,013  
Total Pay (?
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$22,814 - $41,610  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 46
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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Hourly Rate
$10.87 - $19.24  
   
Overtime
$14.73 - $29.71  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$146.81 - $2,013  
   
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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$22,814 - $41,610  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 692

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $30,686

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Ophthalmic Technician Advice

Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Ophthalmic Technician in Keene:
"That I would have to do the work of 3 people."
Prepare to work your but off for very little compensation.

Ophthalmic Technician in Mount Vernon:
"Continue to learn."
Learn as much as you can and understand what you do don't just go through the motions. Remember it is a process and one day it will just click and make sense. Treat all people with respect and dignity.

Ophthalmic Technician in Mahanoy City:
"How To Manage Time Efficiently Between Patients."
Be thorough and do whatever the doctor requests of you to do. Learn every aspect of the job the more you learn the more you can adapt to every position in the office.

Key Stats for Ophthalmic Technician

Gender

Female
85 %
Male
15 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 89 votes.
072
Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
72%
5-9 years
16%
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Years in Fields/Career:
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Skills That Affect Ophthalmic Technician Salaries

Laser-Assisted In-Situ Keratomileusis (LASIK)
up arrow 22%

Medicine / Surgery
up arrow 4%

Electronic Medical Records (EMR)
up arrow 2%

Medical Photography
up arrow 2%

Refraction
up arrow 2%

Patient Education
up arrow 1%

Medical Terminology
up arrow 1%

National Average
$31,000

Patient Counseling
up arrow 5%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 89 votes.

Gender

Female
85 %
Male
15 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 64%
dental benefits
Dental: 42%
vision benefits
Vision: 34%
dental benefits
None: 31%
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