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Ophthalmology Technician Salary

The average wage for an Ophthalmology Technician is $15.62 per hour. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job.

$28,973 - $55,229
(Median)
$29K
$44K
$55K
MEDIAN: $43,837
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90%

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$10.89 - $22.34
(Median)
$11
$16
$22
MEDIAN: $15.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$28,973 - $55,229  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,174  
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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$23,004 - $48,054  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 16
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$10.89 - $22.34  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $37.81  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,174  
   
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).
)
$23,004 - $48,054  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 86

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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

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

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Experience Affects Ophthalmology Technician Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 32%

Experienced
up arrow 18%

National Average
$34,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

Entry-Level
up arrow 14%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 19 votes.

Gender

Female
86 %
Male
14 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 67% dental benefits Dental: 40%
vision benefits Vision: 40% employee benefits None: 24%