Ophthalmic Medical Technician Salary Information in Pennsylvania

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$26,710
25th Percentile Wage
$31,200
50th Percentile Wage
$36,370
75th Percentile Wage
$42,590
90th Percentile Wage
$49,150

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for ophthalmic medical technicians in Pennsylvania in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $49,150. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $36,370. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $26,710.

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
$36,370
1.79% 10.17%
2016
$35,720
4.48% -
2015
$34,120
1.26% -
2014
$33,690
2.76% -
2013
$32,760
0.27% -
2012
$32,670
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of ophthalmic medical technicians in some Pennsylvania cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of ophthalmic medical technicians in state of Pennsylvania ranges from $27,380 to $42,220. The highest paying area for ophthalmic medical technicians in Pennsylvania is Lancaster with a median annual salary of $42,220. The second highest paying city/area in Pennsylvania State is Philadelphia (mean annual salary $40,520). The lowest paying area is Erie with a median annual salary of $27,380.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Lancaster
$42,220
Philadelphia
$40,520
Pittsburgh
$38,430
Newark-Union
$37,800
Reading
$36,310
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington
$35,790
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton
$35,730
Youngstown-Warren-Boardman
$34,950
East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$34,260
York-Hanover
$34,050
Northeastern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$33,050
Harrisburg-Carlisle
$32,780
Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$30,660
Erie
$27,380




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