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 amongst North Carolina 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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$25,650
25th Percentile Wage
$28,840
50th Percentile Wage
$33,970
75th Percentile Wage
$38,990
90th Percentile Wage
$46,710

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 $46,710. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $33,970. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $25,650.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$12.33
25th Percentile Wage
$13.87
50th Percentile Wage
$16.32
75th Percentile Wage
$18.73
90th Percentile Wage
$22.46

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for ophthalmic medical technicians in North Carolina in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $22.46. The median hourly salary is $16.32. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $12.33.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of ophthalmic medical technicians from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201633,9700.06%6.39%
201533,9503.30%-
201432,8301.68%-
201332,2801.49%-
201231,800--

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 $27,130 to $36,710. The highest paying area for ophthalmic medical technicians in North Carolina is Wilmington with a median annual salary of $36,710. The second highest paying city/area in North Carolina State is Raleigh-Cary (mean annual salary $34,890). The lowest paying area is Fayetteville with a median annual salary of $27,130.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Wilmington
$36,710
Raleigh-Cary
$34,890
Jacksonville
$34,820
Winston-Salem
$34,630
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton
$34,410
Other North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$33,080
Western North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$32,330
Greensboro-High Point
$32,180
Rocky Mount
$30,900
Asheville
$30,290
Western Central North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$29,340
Greenville
$29,200
Fayetteville
$27,130


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