Ophthalmology Technician Salary

An Ophthalmology Technician earns an average wage of $15.46 per hour. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career.

$22,060 - $51,387
$22K
$40K
$51K
MEDIAN: $40,033
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50%
90%

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$12.03 - $23.47
$12
$16
$23
MEDIAN: $15.56
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$22,060 - $51,387  
   
Bonus
$500  
Total Pay (?
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$24,845 - $50,403  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 12
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$12.03 - $23.47  
   
Overtime
$19.11 - $32.88  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$500  
   
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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$24,845 - $50,403  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 77

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Job Description for Ophthalmology Technician

Most of the time, ophthalmology technicians work for ophthalmologists. They work under direct supervision of these doctors in performing many eye-related clinical functions on patients. They perform visual field testing, visual acuity measurement, care of contact lenses, prescription glasses fitting, and keratometry (manual or automated).

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Ophthalmology Technician Tasks

  • 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.
  • Perform visual acuity testing and assist in minor office procedures.
  • Record, review and verify patient information.

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Pay by Experience Level for Ophthalmology Technician

Pay by Experience for an Ophthalmology Technician has a positive trend. An entry-level Ophthalmology Technician with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $30,000 based on 48 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Ophthalmology Technician with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $38,000 based on 23 salaries. An experienced Ophthalmology Technician which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $40,000 based on 24 salaries. An Ophthalmology Technician with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $41,000 based on 8 salaries.

Key Stats for Ophthalmology Technician

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 2 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
9%
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Experience Affects Ophthalmology Technician Salaries

Late-Career
▲23%

Experienced
▲22%

Mid-Career
▲15%

National Average
$33,000

Entry-Level
▼8%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 2 votes.

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 71%
dental benefits
Dental: 48%
vision benefits
Vision: 45%
no benefits
None: 26%
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