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Average Ophthalmic Technician Hourly Pay

$17.19
Avg. Hourly RateShow Salary
$513
Bonus
$509
Commission
$1,500
Profit Sharing
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The average hourly pay for an Ophthalmic Technician is $17.19.
10%
$12.93
MEDIAN
$17.19
90%
$23.82
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Hourly Rate
$13 - $24
Bonus
$149 - $1,998
Profit Sharing
$197 - $3,548
Commission
$425 - $2,100
Total Pay
$27,296 - $50,992
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What Do Ophthalmic Technicians Do?

Job Satisfaction for Ophthalmic Technician

3.9 out of 5
(340)
Highly Satisfied
15Reviews
The top respondents for the job title Ophthalmic Technician are from the companies Retina Associates, The Lasik Vision Institute and The Retina Group. Reported salaries are highest at The Lasik Vision Institute where the average pay is $17.66. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Eye Associates and Retina Associates, earning around $16.62 and $16.29, respectively. Beach Eye Care pays the lowest at around $13.38. Florida Eye Clinic and Clarkson Eyecare also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $14.54 and $15.00, respectively.

Career Paths

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What Are Popular Skills for Ophthalmic Technicians?

Skills in Electronic Medical Records (EMR), Medical Terminology, Patient Education, Medical Photography and Medicine / Surgery are correlated to pay that is above average.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Ophthalmic Technicians?

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 $14.44 based on 105 salaries. An early career Ophthalmic Technician with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $15.72 based on 801 salaries. A mid-career Ophthalmic Technician with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $18.06 based on 426 salaries. An experienced Ophthalmic Technician with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $19.61 based on 395 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $21.
Employees with Ophthalmic Technician in their job title in Seattle, Washington earn an average of 25.1% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in New York, New York (13.8% more) and Dallas, Texas (10.9% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Tampa, Florida (6.9% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 1,944 survey responses.
Entry Level
5.4%
Early Career
41.2%
Mid Career
21.9%
Experienced
20.3%
Late Career
11.2%