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 among South 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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$26,120
25th Percentile Wage
$29,520
50th Percentile Wage
$35,760
75th Percentile Wage
$44,180
90th Percentile Wage
$52,190

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 $52,190. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $35,760. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $26,120.

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
$35,760
-1.59% 21.00%
2016
$36,330
4.62% -
2015
$34,650
7.53% -
2014
$32,040
5.52% -
2013
$30,270
6.67% -
2012
$28,250
- -

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 $35,190. The highest paying area for ophthalmic medical technicians in South Carolina is Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill with a median annual salary of $35,190. The second highest paying city/area in South Carolina State is Greenville-Mauldin-Easley (mean annual salary $34,910). The lowest paying area is Columbia with a median annual salary of $27,000.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill
$35,190
Greenville-Mauldin-Easley
$34,910
Spartanburg
$34,600
Augusta-Richmond County
$33,210
Upper Savannah South Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$31,620
Charleston-North Charleston-Summerville
$31,430
Columbia
$27,000




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