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Ophthalmic Medical Technician Salary in Sector of Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services

The salary statistics of ophthalmic medical technicians in the industry sector of professional, scientific, and technical services are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare ophthalmic medical technician salaries in different industries within the professional, scientific, and technical services sector.

Average Annual Salary of Ophthalmic Medical Technicians

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$26,220
25th Percentile Wage
$39,440
50th Percentile Wage
$44,840
75th Percentile Wage
$50,100
90th Percentile Wage
$67,990

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for ophthalmic medical technicians in the industry sector of professional, scientific, and technical services. The salaries are shown in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) ophthalmic medical technicians is $67,990. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $44,840. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid ophthalmic medical technicians is $26,220.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of ophthalmic medical technicians in the industry sector of professional, scientific, and technical services from 2012 to 2016. Note that there is no salary data for some years between 2012 and 2016.

YearMedian Salary Growth4-Year Growth
201644,8403.66%20.85%
201543,2007.43%-
201439,99011.25%-
201235,490--

Compare Ophthalmic Medical Technician Salary in Different Industries within the Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services Sector

The average salaries of ophthalmic medical technicians in three industries in the professional, scientific, and technical services sector are shown below. We note that within this industry sector, the salaries vary among different industries. The highest paying industry for ophthalmic medical technician occupations is the professional, scientific, and technical services industry with an annual salary $44,840. The lowest paying industry is the research and development in the physical, engineering, and life sciences industry (annual salary $43,370). For detailed ophthalmic medical technician salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$44,840
Scientific Research and Development Services
$43,740
Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences
$43,370

Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].




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