An Experienced Ophthalmic Technician earns an average wage of $18.50 per hour. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are Laser-Assisted In-Situ Keratomileusis (LASIK) and Refraction.

$31,438 - $55,149
(Median)
$31K
$44K
$55K
MEDIAN: $43,734
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$14.57 - $25.09
(Median)
$15
$18
$25
MEDIAN: $18.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$31,438 - $55,149  
   
Bonus
$206.08 - $2,663  
Profit Sharing
$3,750  
Commission
$1,250  
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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$30,706 - $52,895  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 36
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$14.57 - $25.09  
   
Overtime
$2.21 - $34.52  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$206.08 - $2,663  
   
Commission
$1,250  
Profit Sharing
$3,750  
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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$30,706 - $52,895  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 275
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Skills That Affect Ophthalmic Technician Salaries

Laser-Assisted In-Situ Keratomileusis (LASIK)
up arrow 15%

Refraction
up arrow 14%

Medicine / Surgery
up arrow 5%

Electronic Medical Records (EMR)
up arrow 1%

Medical Terminology
up arrow 1%

Medical Photography
0%

National Average
$40,000

Patient Education
up arrow 1%

Refractometry
up arrow 11%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 48 votes.

Gender

Female
91 %
Male
9 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 73%
dental benefits
Dental: 42%
medical benefits
Vision: 35%
dental benefits
None: 21%
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