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Highest Paying Industries for Ophthalmic Medical Technicians

The top 37 highest paying industries 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 in those industries are also shown. As shown in the table, with an average annual salary of $46,190, hospitals - state government owned is the highest paying industry for ophthalmic medical technicians. It is followed by general medical and surgical hospitals - state government owned industry (average annual salary $46,180). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in May 2015 [1]. For more information about salaries of ophthalmic medical technicians in a specific industry, use the links in the table.

Table 1. 37 Highest Paying Industries for Ophthalmic Medical Technicians

Industry Average Salary i # of
Empl. i
1 Hospitals - State government owned
$46,190
320
2 General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - State government owned
$46,180
310
3 State government, including schools and hospitals
$45,520
390
4 General Medical and Surgical Hospitals
$45,230
1,300
5 General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Privately owned
$45,190
930
6 Public sector -- Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospit
$44,360
480
7 Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)
$43,490
1,780
8 Hospitals - Privately owned
$42,910
1,400
9 Colleges, universities, and professional schools - State government owned
$42,630
60
10 Educational Services - State government owned
$42,630
60
11 Management of Companies and Enterprises
$42,290
30
12 Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools
$42,260
220
13 General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Local government owned
$42,250
60
14 Hospitals - Local government owned
$42,250
60
15 Colleges, universities, and professional schools - Privately owned
$42,120
160
16 Educational Services - Privately owned
$42,120
160
17 Educational Services
$42,020
230
18 Temporary Help Services
$41,920
100
19 Employment Services
$41,700
130
20 Administrative and Support Services
$41,700
130
21 Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$41,700
130
22 Outpatient Care Centers
$40,890
1,070
23 Local government, including schools and hospitals
$40,380
100
24 Scientific Research and Development Services
$39,990
n/a
25 Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$39,990
n/a
26 Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers
$38,500
60
27 Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods
$38,500
60
28 Wholesale Trade
$38,500
60
29 Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals
$37,180
480
30 Specialty hospitals - Privately owned
$36,980
470
31 Offices of Physicians
$36,090
25,050
32 Health Care and Social Assistance
$35,230
35,540
33 Ambulatory Health Care Services
$34,930
33,670
34 Offices of Other Health Practitioners
$29,660
7,500
35 Offices of Optometrists
$29,640
7,490
36 Retail Trade
$28,380
380
37 Health and Personal Care Stores
$28,340
370
See also: Highest paying cities for ophthalmic medical technicians.