The average hourly pay for an Ophthalmic Technician in Canada is C$17.89.
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Job Description for Ophthalmic Technician
An ophthalmic technician is typically responsible for patient care and the flow of clinical activities on a daily basis. Their responsibilities generally include gathering patient history, maintaining and cleaning equipment, and returning phone calls to patients and pharmacies. An ophthalmic technician also must be able to accurately perform tests that include pupil exams, refractions, lensometer, topography, and amsler grids. This job requires substantial knowledge of ophthalmic practices and …Read more
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Skills in Medical Photography, Patient Education and Medical Terminology are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Electronic Medical Records (EMR).
Pay by Experience Level for Ophthalmic Technician
An entry-level Ophthalmic Technician with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of C$16.26 based on 5 salaries. An early career Ophthalmic Technician with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$16.72 based on 33 salaries. A mid-career Ophthalmic Technician with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$19.35 based on 19 salaries. An experienced Ophthalmic Technician with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$19.78 based on 18 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of C$23.
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Employees with Ophthalmic Technician in their job title in Calgary, Alberta earn an average of 17.4% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Richmond, British Columbia (13.1% more) and Vancouver, British Columbia (9.0% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Toronto, Ontario (1.0% less).
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