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Highest Paying Cities for Ophthalmic Medical Technicians

The top 100 highest paying cities for ophthalmic medical technicians (ranked by average annual salary) are listed in Table 1. The entry level salary (as measured by the salary of the lowest 10% paid earners) and the number of employment of ophthalmic medical technicians in those cities are also shown in the table. As shown in the table, with a annual salary of $53,960, San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, California is the highest paying city for ophthalmic medical technicians. It is followed by Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, Washington (average annual salary $46,100). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in April 2017 [1]. For more salary information of ophthalmic medical technicians in a specific city, use the links in the table.

Table 1. 100 Highest Paying Cities/Areas for Ophthalmic Medical Technicians

Rank City/Area Average Salary i # of
Empl. i
1 San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, California
$53,960
230
2 Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, Washington
$46,100
620
3 Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington, Wisconsin
$45,920
610
4 Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, Washington
$45,100
800
5 Boulder, Colorado
$44,510
40
6 Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, California
$44,440
480
7 Grand Junction, Colorado
$44,250
40
8 Baltimore-Towson, Maryland
$44,040
290
9 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, California
$43,840
1,200
10 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Massachusetts
$43,620
470
11 Burlington-South Burlington, Vermont
$43,140
160
12 Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, California
$42,870
50
13 Duluth, Wisconsin
$42,780
40
14 Indianapolis-Carmel, Indiana
$41,870
270
15 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, West Virginia
$41,680
550
16 Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, Washington
$41,570
150
17 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Massachusetts
$41,530
730
18 Wilmington, New Jersey
$41,460
210
19 Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville, California
$41,120
180
20 San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, California
$41,100
240
21 Northwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area, Minnesota
$40,680
60
22 New York-White Plains-Wayne, New York
$40,510
460
23 Vineland-Millville-Bridgeton, New Jersey
$40,440
60
24 Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, Connecticut
$40,440
140
25 Albany-Schenectady-Troy, New York
$40,360
n/a
26 Bremerton-Silverdale, Washington
$40,360
90
27 Trenton-Ewing, New Jersey
$40,300
100
28 Honolulu, Hawaii
$40,190
280
29 Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, Wisconsin
$40,180
280
30 Tacoma, Washington
$40,160
180
31 Rochester, New York
$39,960
140
32 Gary, Indiana
$39,440
n/a
33 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, District of Columbia
$39,330
930
34 Baton Rouge, Louisiana
$39,200
30
35 Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, Ohio
$39,120
340
36 San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, California
$39,110
540
37 Olympia, Washington
$39,090
40
38 New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, New York
$39,080
1,700
39 Nassau-Suffolk, New York
$38,620
420
40 Camden, New Jersey
$38,260
60
41 Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, Pennsylvania
$38,210
680
42 New Haven, Connecticut
$38,160
140
43 Cape Coral-Fort Myers, Florida
$37,860
230
44 West Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area, Wisconsin
$37,810
50
45 San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, California
$37,710
570
46 Cincinnati-Middletown, Ohio
$37,700
410
47 Jackson, Mississippi
$37,670
140
48 Eugene-Springfield, Oregon
$37,650
40
49 Edison-New Brunswick, New Jersey
$37,620
180
50 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, California
$37,600
840
51 Louisville-Jefferson County, Kentucky
$37,490
80
52 Houma-Bayou Cane-Thibodaux, Louisiana
$36,970
n/a
53 Greenville-Mauldin-Easley, South Carolina
$36,920
60
54 Newark-Union, Pennsylvania
$36,910
240
55 Santa Rosa-Petaluma, California
$36,880
50
56 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
$36,880
440
57 Boise City-Nampa, Idaho
$36,840
90
58 Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, Arkansas
$36,830
70
59 Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL-IN-WI Area), Illinois
$36,820
1,680
60 Wilmington, North Carolina
$36,710
260
61 Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL Metropolitan Division), Illinois
$36,650
1,420
62 Salt Lake City, Utah
$36,580
130
63 Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, California
$36,520
180
64 Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, Florida
$36,370
610
65 Reading, Pennsylvania
$36,310
40
66 Spokane, Washington
$36,280
120
67 Syracuse, New York
$36,280
160
68 Colorado Springs, Colorado
$36,220
150
69 Des Moines-West Des Moines, Iowa
$36,190
60
70 New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner, Louisiana
$36,160
200
71 Columbus, Ohio
$36,110
170
72 Toledo, Ohio
$36,090
120
73 Buffalo-Niagara Falls, New York
$36,000
n/a
74 Lancaster, Pennsylvania
$35,890
40
75 York-Hanover, Pennsylvania
$35,890
100
76 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
$35,880
390
77 Other New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area, New Hampshire
$35,700
80
78 Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, Arizona
$35,610
610
79 Southwest Mississippi nonmetropolitan area, Mississippi
$35,590
n/a
80 Kansas City, Missouri
$35,480
1,060
81 Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, Texas
$35,390
890
82 Fresno, California
$35,290
360
83 Springfield, Massachusetts
$35,180
150
84 Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, Tennessee
$34,960
290
85 Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill, South Carolina
$34,940
860
86 San Juan-Caguas-Guaynabo, Puerto Rico
$34,940
420
87 Raleigh-Cary, North Carolina
$34,890
160
88 Jacksonville, North Carolina
$34,820
n/a
89 Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos, Texas
$34,790
250
90 Salinas, California
$34,770
50
91 Athens-Clarke County, Georgia
$34,650
n/a
92 Winston-Salem, North Carolina
$34,630
100
93 Valdosta, Georgia
$34,560
30
94 Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, North Carolina
$34,410
40
95 Binghamton, New York
$34,390
40
96 Capital-Northern New York nonmetropolitan area, New York
$34,340
60
97 San Antonio-New Braunfels, Texas
$34,330
520
98 Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, Pennsylvania
$34,120
70
99 Central Texas nonmetropolitan area, Texas
$33,990
n/a
100 Beaumont-Port Arthur, Texas
$33,960
80
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