Ophthalmic Medical Technician Salary Information in Illinois

The average annual and hourly salaries for ophthalmic medical technicians in the state of Illinois are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of ophthalmic medical technicians among Illinois 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 Illinois

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$24,370
25th Percentile Wage
$29,340
50th Percentile Wage
$35,720
75th Percentile Wage
$44,040
90th Percentile Wage
$55,510

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for ophthalmic medical technicians in Illinois in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $55,510. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $35,720. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $24,370.

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
$35,720
1.54% 11.59%
2016
$35,170
4.86% -
2015
$33,460
3.59% -
2014
$32,260
1.89% -
2013
$31,650
0.22% -
2012
$31,580
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of ophthalmic medical technicians in some Illinois cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of ophthalmic medical technicians in state of Illinois ranges from $24,350 to $39,330. The highest paying area for ophthalmic medical technicians in Illinois is Springfield with a median annual salary of $39,330. The second highest paying city/area in Illinois State is Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL-IN-WI Area) (mean annual salary $36,530). The lowest paying area is West Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $24,350.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Springfield
$39,330
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL-IN-WI Area)
$36,530
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL Metropolitan Division)
$35,830
East Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area
$34,330
Rockford
$33,120
Peoria
$28,480
South Illinois nonmetropolitan area
$25,170
West Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area
$24,350




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