Ophthalmic Medical Technician Salary in Sector of Health Care and Social Assistance

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.

Average Annual Salary of Ophthalmic Medical Technicians

Percentile BracketAverage 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.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

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.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$35,950
1.17% 4.70%
2016
$35,530
0.59% -
2015
$35,320
0.25% -
2014
$35,230
0.77% -
2013
$34,960
2.00% -
2012
$34,260
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Compare Ophthalmic Medical Technician Salary in Different Industries within the Health Care and Social Assistance Sector

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
$46,290
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - State government owned
$45,960
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals
$45,890
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Privately owned
$45,890
Hospitals - Local government owned
$45,810
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Local government owned
$45,810
Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)
$45,760
Hospitals - Privately owned
$45,640
Offices of All Other Health Practitioners
$44,260
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals
$42,900
Outpatient Care Centers
$42,240
Specialty hospitals - Privately owned
$41,170
Nursing and Residential Care Facilities
$41,080
Offices of Physicians
$37,180
Other Ambulatory Health Care Services
$37,020
All Other Ambulatory Health Care Services
$37,020
Continuing Care Retirement Communities and Assisted Living Facilities for the Elderly
$35,840
Ambulatory Health Care Services
$35,680
Offices of Other Health Practitioners
$31,270
Offices of Optometrists
$31,230
Medical and Diagnostic Laboratories
$28,850

Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].




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