Annual Salary, Salary Range, and Highest Paying States and Industries
Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians cut, grind, and polish eyeglasses, contact lenses, or other precision optical elements. Assemble and mount lenses into frames or process other optical elements. Includes precision lens polishers or grinders, centerer-edgers, and lens mounters.
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- Average salary
- Starting salary
- Salary rank
- Salary range
- Highest paying states
- Highest paying industries
Entry-level Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians with little to no experience can expect to make anywhere between $24,120 to $28,290 per year or $12 to $14 per hour. Similar to any other job, their salary will increase as they gain experience.
We wanted to make it easy for our readers to compare the salary of Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians to all the other careers out there. So we created Salary Rank. We compared the salary of all careers then we gave them a rank of A, B, C, or D depending on where their average salary sit in comparison to other careers.
|Highest (Top 10%)||$25||$51,630|
|Senior (Top 25%)||$20||$41,810|
|Middle (Mid 50%)||$17||$34,440|
|Junior (Bottom 25%)||$14||$28,290|
|No experience (Bottom 10%)||$12||$24,120|
Highest paying states
Another simple way to increase your salary as an Ophthalmic Laboratory Technician is to move to a higher paying state. However moving to a higher paying state like NH doesn’t guarantee that you will make more because the expenses at NH might be much higher than where you are currently living at right now.
According to BLS, the highest paid Ophthalmic Lab Technicians are in the states of NH, MD, CT, OH and AZ.
Highest paying industries
|Salary by industry||Annual||Hourly|
|Outpatient Care Centers||$51980||$24.99|
|Federal Executive Branch||$50030||$24.05|
|Commercial and Service Industry Machinery Manufacturing||$44020||$21.16|
|Offices of Physicians||$40370||$19.41|
|Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing||$36110||$17.36|
|Offices of Other Health Practitioners||$34720||$16.69|
|Health and Personal Care Stores||$34670||$16.67|
|Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers||$34470||$16.57|