2021 Annual Salary, Salary Range, and Highest Paying States and Industries
Ophthalmic Technologists assist ophthalmologists by performing ophthalmic clinical functions and ophthalmic photography. Provide instruction and supervision to other ophthalmic personnel. Assist with minor surgical procedures, applying aseptic techniques and preparing instruments. May perform eye exams, administer eye medications, and instruct patients in care and use of corrective lenses.
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- Starting salary
- Salary rank
- Salary range
- Highest paying states
- Highest paying industries
Entry-level Ophthalmic Medical Technologists with little to no experience can expect to make anywhere between $25,830 to $31,030 per year or $12 to $15 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 Medical Technologists 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%)||$28||$57,900|
|Senior (Top 25%)||$23||$47,490|
|Middle (Mid 50%)||$18||$37,940|
|Junior (Bottom 25%)||$15||$31,030|
|No experience (Bottom 10%)||$12||$25,830|
Highest paying states
Another simple way to increase your salary as an Ophthalmic Medical Technologist is to move to a higher paying state. However moving to a higher paying state like MN doesn’t guarantee that you will make more because the expenses at MN might be much higher than where you are currently living at right now.
According to BLS, the highest paid Ophthalmic Technologists are in the states of MN, MA, AK, NJ and RI.