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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$24,930
25th Percentile Wage
$30,870
50th Percentile Wage
$37,570
75th Percentile Wage
$47,080
90th Percentile Wage
$62,330

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 $62,330. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $37,570. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $24,930.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$11.99
25th Percentile Wage
$14.84
50th Percentile Wage
$18.05
75th Percentile Wage
$22.63
90th Percentile Wage
$29.97

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for ophthalmic medical technicians in California in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $29.97. The median hourly salary is $18.05. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $11.99.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of ophthalmic medical technicians from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201637,5700.56%0.98%
201537,360-2.76%-
201438,3901.41%-
201337,8501.72%-
201237,200--

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 $23,110 to $53,960. The highest paying area for ophthalmic medical technicians in California is San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City with a median annual salary of $53,960. The second highest paying city/area in California State is Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine (mean annual salary $44,440). The lowest paying area is Bakersfield-Delano with a median annual salary of $23,110.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City
$53,960
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine
$44,440
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana
$43,840
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura
$42,870
Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville
$41,120
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara
$41,100
San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont
$39,110
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos
$37,710
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale
$37,600
Santa Rosa-Petaluma
$36,880
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward
$36,520
Fresno
$35,290
Salinas
$34,770
Stockton
$32,430
Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta
$30,860
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario
$29,320
Bakersfield-Delano
$23,110


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