The salary statistics of ophthalmic medical technicians in the industry sector of health care and social assistance are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare ophthalmic medical technician salaries in different industries within the health care and social assistance sector.
|Percentile Bracket||Average Annual Salary|
|10th Percentile Wage||$25,130|
|25th Percentile Wage||$29,590|
|50th Percentile Wage||$35,950|
|75th Percentile Wage||$44,030|
|90th Percentile Wage||$52,050|
Table 1 shows the average annual salary for ophthalmic medical technicians in the industry sector of health care and social assistance. 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 $52,050. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $35,950. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid ophthalmic medical technicians is $25,130.
The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of ophthalmic medical technicians in the industry sector of health care and social assistance from 2012 to 2017.
|Year||Median Salary||Yearly Growth||5-Year Growth|
The average salaries of ophthalmic medical technicians in 21 industries in the health care and social assistance 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 hospitals - state government owned industry with an annual salary $46,290. The lowest paying industry is the medical and diagnostic laboratories industry (annual salary $28,850). For detailed ophthalmic medical technician salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.
|Industry Name||Median Annual Salary|
|Hospitals - State government owned|| |
|General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - State government owned|| |
|General Medical and Surgical Hospitals|| |
|General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Privately owned|| |
|Hospitals - Local government owned|| |
|General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Local government owned|| |
|Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)|| |
|Hospitals - Privately owned|| |
|Offices of All Other Health Practitioners|| |
|Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals|| |
|Outpatient Care Centers|| |
|Specialty hospitals - Privately owned|| |
|Nursing and Residential Care Facilities|| |
|Offices of Physicians|| |
|Other Ambulatory Health Care Services|| |
|All Other Ambulatory Health Care Services|| |
|Continuing Care Retirement Communities and Assisted Living Facilities for the Elderly|| |
|Ambulatory Health Care Services|| |
|Offices of Other Health Practitioners|| |
|Offices of Optometrists|| |
|Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories|| |
Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2017 and published in April 2018 .