The average wage for an Ophthalmology Technician is $15.69 per hour. For the first five to ten years in this position, pay increases sharply, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay.

$29,268 - $51,387
$29K
$41K
$51K
MEDIAN: $40,711
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50%
90%

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$12.15 - $24.27
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$24
MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$29,268 - $51,387  
   
Bonus
$450.00  
Total Pay (?
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$25,606 - $51,385  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 12
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$12.15 - $24.27  
   
Overtime
$19.04 - $33.13  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$450.00  
   
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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$25,606 - $51,385  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 76

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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

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

Key Stats for Ophthalmology Technician

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
14%
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Experience Affects Ophthalmology Technician Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 22%

Experienced
up arrow 20%

Mid-Career
up arrow 15%

National Average
$34,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 11%

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 71%
dental benefits
Dental: 49%
vision benefits
Vision: 47%
dental benefits
None: 24%
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