Ophthalmic Medical Technician Salary Information in California

The average annual and hourly salaries for ophthalmic medical technicians in the state of California are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of ophthalmic medical technicians among California metropolitan areas is shown in Table 3. The salary statistics are based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Ophthalmic Medical Technicians in California

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$26,700
25th Percentile Wage
$31,800
50th Percentile Wage
$37,720
75th Percentile Wage
$46,420
90th Percentile Wage
$58,280

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for ophthalmic medical technicians in California in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $58,280. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $37,720. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $26,700.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of ophthalmic medical technicians from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$37,720
0.40% 1.38%
2016
$37,570
0.56% -
2015
$37,360
-2.76% -
2014
$38,390
1.41% -
2013
$37,850
1.72% -
2012
$37,200
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Ophthalmic Medical Technicians in California Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of ophthalmic medical technicians in some California cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of ophthalmic medical technicians in state of California ranges from $23,790 to $47,600. The highest paying area for ophthalmic medical technicians in California is San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City with a median annual salary of $47,600. The second highest paying city/area in California State is San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos (mean annual salary $46,170). The lowest paying area is Bakersfield-Delano with a median annual salary of $23,790.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City
$47,600
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos
$46,170
San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles
$45,400
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine
$44,440
Santa Cruz-Watsonville
$44,290
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana
$43,840
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura
$43,810
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara
$42,630
San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont
$41,160
Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville
$40,410
Vallejo-Fairfield
$39,610
Santa Rosa-Petaluma
$36,880
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale
$36,140
Fresno
$35,290
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward
$34,800
Salinas
$34,770
Stockton
$34,580
Chico
$34,390
Redding
$34,140
Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta
$30,860
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario
$30,420
Modesto
$30,170
Visalia-Porterville
$28,620
Bakersfield-Delano
$23,790




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