Ophthalmic Medical Technician Salary Information in Iowa

The average annual and hourly salaries for ophthalmic medical technicians in the state of Iowa are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of ophthalmic medical technicians among Iowa metropolitan areas is shown in Table 3. The salary statistics are based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Ophthalmic Medical Technicians in Iowa

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$25,500
25th Percentile Wage
$27,680
50th Percentile Wage
$31,470
75th Percentile Wage
$37,950
90th Percentile Wage
$53,240

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for ophthalmic medical technicians in Iowa in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $53,240. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $31,470. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $25,500.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of ophthalmic medical technicians from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$31,470
3.27% -10.30%
2016
$30,440
0.30% -
2015
$30,350
0.43% -
2014
$30,220
-12.31% -
2013
$33,940
-2.27% -
2012
$34,710
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Ophthalmic Medical Technicians in Iowa Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of ophthalmic medical technicians in some Iowa cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of ophthalmic medical technicians in state of Iowa ranges from $27,480 to $36,190. The highest paying area for ophthalmic medical technicians in Iowa is Des Moines-West Des Moines with a median annual salary of $36,190. The second highest paying city/area in Iowa State is Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area (mean annual salary $33,420). The lowest paying area is Northeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $27,480.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Des Moines-West Des Moines
$36,190
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area
$33,420
Dubuque
$31,260
Davenport-Moline-Rock Island
$31,030
Cedar Rapids
$30,660
Northwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area
$28,610
Northeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area
$27,480




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