Average Contact Lens Technician Hourly Pay

$14.53
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$509
Bonus
$1,000
Commission
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The average hourly pay for a Contact Lens Technician is $14.53.
10%
$10.28
10%
$14.53
50%
$22.40
90%
90%
MEDIAN $14.53
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United States (change)
Hourly Rate
$10 - $22
Bonus
$300 - $1,500
Commission
$0 - $1,000
Total Pay
$21,493 - $48,616

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Job Description for Contact Lens Technician

Career Paths

Explore the most common career paths for Contact Lens Technician. Thickness and color of lines indicates popularity of movement from one job to the next. Visit our career path planner to research other job paths.
Contact Lens Technician
Certified Ophthalmic Assistant (COA)
Ophthalmic Technician
More common (> 20%)
Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
Less common (< 8%)

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Popular Skills for Contact Lens Technician

Skills in Optometry, Training and Troubleshooting are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Customer Service and Patient Education.

Pay by Experience Level for Contact Lens Technician

An early career Contact Lens Technician with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $13.02 based on 43 salaries. A mid-career Contact Lens Technician with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $15.15 based on 10 salaries. An experienced Contact Lens Technician with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $18.57 based on 15 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $20.

Years of Experience

This data is based on 82 survey responses.
Early Career
52.4%
Mid Career
12.2%
Experienced
18.3%
Late Career
17.1%