Ophthalmic Medical Technician Salary Information in South Carolina

The average annual and hourly salaries for ophthalmic medical technicians in the state of South Carolina are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of ophthalmic medical technicians amongst South 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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$26,160
25th Percentile Wage
$30,390
50th Percentile Wage
$36,330
75th Percentile Wage
$43,850
90th Percentile Wage
$50,320

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for ophthalmic medical technicians in South Carolina in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $50,320. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $36,330. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $26,160.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$12.58
25th Percentile Wage
$14.61
50th Percentile Wage
$17.47
75th Percentile Wage
$21.08
90th Percentile Wage
$24.19

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for ophthalmic medical technicians in South Carolina in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $24.19. The median hourly salary is $17.47. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $12.58.

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
201636,3304.62%22.24%
201534,6507.53%-
201432,0405.52%-
201330,2706.67%-
201228,250--

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of ophthalmic medical technicians in some South Carolina cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of ophthalmic medical technicians in state of South Carolina ranges from $27,000 to $36,920. The highest paying area for ophthalmic medical technicians in South Carolina is Greenville-Mauldin-Easley with a median annual salary of $36,920. The second highest paying city/area in South Carolina State is Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill (mean annual salary $34,940). The lowest paying area is Columbia with a median annual salary of $27,000.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Greenville-Mauldin-Easley
$36,920
Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill
$34,940
Upper Savannah South Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$31,620
Charleston-North Charleston-Summerville
$31,430
Augusta-Richmond County
$30,750
Columbia
$27,000


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