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Ophthalmology Technician Salary (United States)

An Ophthalmology Technician earns an average wage of $15.23 per hour.
Ophthalmology Technician Salary (?
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$28,841 - $55,643
(Median)
29K
45K
56K
MEDIAN: $44,872
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Ophthalmology Technician Salary (?
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$10.82 - $22.03
(Median)
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22
MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$28,841 - $55,643  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,025  
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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$22,821 - $48,268  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 15
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$10.82 - $22.03  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $32.97  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,025  
   
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).
)
$22,821 - $48,268  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 83
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Job Description for Ophthalmology Technician

  • Perform visual acuity testing and assist in minor office procedures.
  • Record, review and verify patient information.
  • Assist ophthalmology patients by providing information and services; patient evaluations, vision health testing, lens fitting and care orientations.
  • Counsel and educate patients by reiterating physician orders for eye care.

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Pay by Experience Level for Ophthalmology Technician

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Experience Affects Ophthalmology Technician Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 40%
Experienced
up arrow 17%
National Average
$33,000
Mid-Career
up arrow 5%
Entry-Level
up arrow 12%

Job Satisfaction

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Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5 based on 18 votes.

Gender

Female
84%
female alumni
 
Male
16%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 73% dental benefits Dental: 45%
vision benefits Vision: 40% employee benefits None: 20%