The average hourly pay for a Contact Lens Technician is $14.53.
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$10 - $22
$300 - $1,500
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$21,493 - $48,616
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Job Description for Contact Lens Technician
The position of a contact lens technician does not require long and extensive training, as experience often comes from working in similar retail positions. These technicians must always expand on their optical knowledge as they work with customers to fulfill their needs, and they also assist doctors in providing quality customer service and responsiveness. This may include helping customers choose suitable brands and help them learn to successfully insert and remove contact lenses. Contact lens…Read more
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Popular Skills for Contact Lens Technician
Avg. Hourly Rate
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.
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