Average Ophthalmic Technician Hourly Pay

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The average hourly pay for an Ophthalmic Technician is $16.71.
MEDIAN $16.71
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Hourly Rate
$12 - $23
$196 - $2,083
Profit Sharing
$503 - $5,170
$425 - $1,500
Total Pay
$26,038 - $50,436

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Job Description 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.

Career Paths

Explore the most common career paths for Ophthalmic 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.
Ophthalmic Technician
Ophthalmic Assistant
More common (> 20%)
Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
Less common (< 8%)

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Popular Skills for Ophthalmic Technician

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.
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).

Years of Experience

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