Ophthalmology Technician Salary

An Ophthalmology Technician earns an average wage of $15.88 per hour.

$29,479 - $54,468
(Median)
$29K
$45K
$54K
MEDIAN: $44,591
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$11.15 - $22.30
(Median)
$11
$16
$22
MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$29,479 - $54,468  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,188  
Profit Sharing
$6,050  
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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$24,007 - $51,086  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 19
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$11.15 - $22.30  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $36.30  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,188  
   
Profit Sharing
$6,050  
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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$24,007 - $51,086  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 108
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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

  • 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 21%

Experienced
up arrow 16%

Mid-Career
up arrow 7%

National Average
$35,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 15%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 20 votes.

Gender

Female
88 %
Male
12 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 67%
dental benefits
Dental: 43%
medical benefits
Vision: 45%
dental benefits
None: 23%
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