The average hourly pay for an Ophthalmic Technician is $16.71.
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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
Popular Employer Salaries for Ophthalmic Technician
The top respondents for the job title Ophthalmic Technician are from the companies Retina Associates, The Lasik Vision Institute and Beach Eye Care. Reported salaries are highest at The Lasik Vision Institute where the average pay is $17.54. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Retina Associates and Florida Eye Clinic, earning around $16.20 and $16.14, respectively. Beach Eye Care pays the lowest at around $13.38. Eye Institute and Clarkson Eyecare also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $14.00 and $15.00, respectively.
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Popular Skills for Ophthalmic Technician
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Skills in Electronic Medical Records (EMR), Medical Terminology, Medical Photography and Medicine / Surgery are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Patient Education.
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 $13.87 based on 131 salaries. An early career Ophthalmic Technician with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $15.27 based on 947 salaries. A mid-career Ophthalmic Technician with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $17.70 based on 517 salaries. An experienced Ophthalmic Technician with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $19.07 based on 468 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $20.
Pay Difference by Location
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Employees with Ophthalmic Technician in their job title in Chicago, Illinois earn an average of 15.6% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in New York, New York (12.9% more) and Dallas, Texas (10.2% more).
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