Ophthalmic Technician in Seattle Salary

How much does an Ophthalmic Technician make in Seattle, WA? In Seattle, an Ophthalmic Technician takes home approximately $20.00 per hour on average. This is 17% above the national average for an Ophthalmic Technician which is $16.65 per hour. Wages for an Ophthalmic Technician in Seattle range from $18.67 per hour to $24.08 per hour. Total Annual Compensation, which includes hourly rate and overtime for an Ophthalmic Technician in Seattle ranges from $41,585 to $51,077 annually. Among those reporting, there is an average job satisfaction rating of 4 out of 5 stars. Women make up 100% of the Ophthalmic Technician workforce in Seattle among those reporting. Many report receiving medical, dental, and vision benefits from their employer.

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.

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Ophthalmic Technician Tasks

  • Assist ophthalmology patients by providing information and services; patient evaluations, vision health testing, lens fitting and care orientations.
  • Counsel and educate patients by reiterating physician orders for eye care.
  • Perform visual acuity testing and assist in minor office procedures.
  • Record, review and verify patient information.

About Seattle, Washington

King County, Washington
684,443
Male:
345,659 (50.5%)
Female:
338,784 (49.5%)
Seattle (/siˈætəl/) is a seaport city on the west coast of the United States and the seat of King County, Washington. With an estimated 684,451 residents as of 2015, Seattle is the largest city in both the state of Washington and the Pacific Northwest region of North America. As of 2015, it is estimated to be the 18th largest city in the United States. In July 2013, it was the fastest-growing major city in the United States and remained in the Top 5 in May 2015 with an annual growth rate of 2.1%. The Seattle metropolitan area is the 15th largest metropolitan area in the United States with over 3.7 million inhabitants. The city is situated on an isthmus between Puget Sound (an inlet of the Pacific Ocean) and Lake Washington, about 100 miles (160 km) south of the Canada–United States border. A major gateway for trade with Asia, Seattle is the...
Seattle:
$80,349
Washington:
$64,129
$1,356
Seattle:
$530,900
Washington:
$284,000
3.5%

Ophthalmic Technician Job Listings

Key Stats for Ophthalmic Technician

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 2 votes.
1-4 years
71%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
14%

Experience Affects Ophthalmic Technician Salaries

National Average
$44,000

Mid-Career
▼2%

Entry-Level
▼4%

Skills That Affect Ophthalmic Technician Salaries

National Average
$44,000

Medical Terminology
▼4%

Electronic Medical Records (EMR)
▼5%

Medical Photography
▼6%

Patient Education
▼7%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 2 votes.

Years of Experience

1-4 years
71%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 100%
dental benefits
Dental: 80%
vision benefits
Vision: 60%
no benefits
None: