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
$24,870
25th Percentile Wage
$29,210
50th Percentile Wage
$35,530
75th Percentile Wage
$43,340
90th Percentile Wage
$51,250

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 $51,250. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $35,530. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid ophthalmic medical technicians is $24,870.

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 health care and social assistance from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201635,5300.59%3.57%
201535,3200.25%-
201435,2300.77%-
201334,9602.00%-
201234,260--

Compare Ophthalmic Medical Technician Salary in Different Industries within the Health Care and Social Assistance Sector

The average salaries of ophthalmic medical technicians in 14 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 outpatient care centers industry with an annual salary $46,150. The lowest paying industry is the offices of optometrists industry (annual salary $30,560). For detailed ophthalmic medical technician salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Outpatient Care Centers
$46,150
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Privately owned
$45,880
Hospitals - Privately owned
$45,760
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals
$45,560
Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)
$45,550
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals
$45,460
Specialty hospitals - Privately owned
$43,420
Nursing and Residential Care Facilities
$41,080
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Local government owned
$41,080
Hospitals - Local government owned
$41,080
Offices of Physicians
$36,610
Ambulatory Health Care Services
$35,290
Offices of Other Health Practitioners
$30,580
Offices of Optometrists
$30,560

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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