Ophthalmic Medical Technician Salary Information in North Carolina

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$24,250
25th Percentile Wage
$28,930
50th Percentile Wage
$34,930
75th Percentile Wage
$40,350
90th Percentile Wage
$47,950

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for ophthalmic medical technicians in North Carolina in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $47,950. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $34,930. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $24,250.

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
$34,930
2.75% 8.96%
2016
$33,970
0.06% -
2015
$33,950
3.30% -
2014
$32,830
1.68% -
2013
$32,280
1.49% -
2012
$31,800
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Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Ophthalmic Medical Technicians in North Carolina Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of ophthalmic medical technicians in some North Carolina cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of ophthalmic medical technicians in state of North Carolina ranges from $27,100 to $44,430. The highest paying area for ophthalmic medical technicians in North Carolina is Durham-Chapel Hill with a median annual salary of $44,430. The second highest paying city/area in North Carolina State is Winston-Salem (mean annual salary $40,740). The lowest paying area is Fayetteville with a median annual salary of $27,100.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Durham-Chapel Hill
$44,430
Winston-Salem
$40,740
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton
$40,670
Wilmington
$36,880
Raleigh-Cary
$35,420
Jacksonville
$34,820
Greensboro-High Point
$34,380
Other North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$33,950
Western Central North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$33,810
Western North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$32,800
Northeastern North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$31,310
Rocky Mount
$30,900
Asheville
$30,080
Greenville
$29,200
Burlington
$29,040
Fayetteville
$27,100




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