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Ophthalmic Medical Technician Salary Information

The salary statistics of ophthalmic medical technicians are shown in Table 1. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of ophthalmic medical technicians within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The ophthalmic medical technicians annual salary statistics are from the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1. Ophthalmic Medical Technician Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$25,050
25th Percentile Wage
$29,490
50th Percentile Wage
$35,910
75th Percentile Wage
$44,070
90th Percentile Wage
$52,200

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for ophthalmic medical technicians. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) ophthalmic medical technicians is $52,200. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $35,910. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $25,050. It is noted that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 108% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

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
$35,910
1.06% 4.65%
2016
$35,530
0.51% -
2015
$35,350
0.34% -
2014
$35,230
0.82% -
2013
$34,940
2.00% -
2012
$34,240
- -

Table 2. Ophthalmic Medical Technician Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of ophthalmic medical technicians in 9 major industry sectors are shown in Table 2. We note that the salaries vary considerably within different industry sectors. The highest paying industry sector for ophthalmic medical technicians occupations is the educational services sector with an annual salary $46,030. The lowest paying sector is the manufacturing sector (annual salary $28,000).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Educational Services
$46,030
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$45,410
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$42,290
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$36,070
Health Care and Social Assistance
$35,950
Federal, State, and Local Government
$34,530
Wholesale Trade
$33,730
Retail Trade
$29,790
Manufacturing
$28,000

Table 3. Median Annual Wage of Ophthalmic Medical Technicians by States

From the above tables we note that not only ophthalmic medical technicians salaries vary considerably based on one's education and experience, and the industry sectors, they also change considerably from state to state. In the following table we compare the median salary of ophthalmic medical technicians in all 50 states of the United States. We note that the median annual salaries range from $28,420 to $47,720. The highest paying state for ophthalmic medical technicians is Minnesota with a median annual salary of $47,720. The lowest paying state is Arkansas with a median annual salary of $28,420. For more salary information of ophthalmic medical technicians profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.

State Name Median Annual Salary
Minnesota
$47,720
Washington
$43,330
Vermont
$42,160
Massachusetts
$41,760
Maryland
$41,140
Connecticut
$40,040
Alaska
$39,700
Wisconsin
$39,580
New Hampshire
$39,350
New Jersey
$38,920
Hawaii
$38,110
California
$37,720
New York
$37,640
West Virginia
$37,060
Delaware
$36,960
Louisiana
$36,950
North Dakota
$36,680
Oregon
$36,680
Pennsylvania
$36,370
Florida
$36,230
Virginia
$36,110
Indiana
$35,950
Arizona
$35,890
South Carolina
$35,760
Illinois
$35,720
Kentucky
$35,530
Ohio
$35,420
Wyoming
$35,310
Colorado
$35,150
North Carolina
$34,930
Rhode Island
$34,900
Utah
$34,540
Michigan
$34,460
Montana
$34,070
Nevada
$32,760
Mississippi
$32,730
Tennessee
$32,650
Georgia
$32,460
Alabama
$32,260
Nebraska
$32,170
Kansas
$32,120
Texas
$31,950
Oklahoma
$31,850
Iowa
$31,470
South Dakota
$31,240
Missouri
$31,200
Maine
$31,190
Puerto Rico
$31,160
Idaho
$31,080
New Mexico
$30,480
Arkansas
$28,420



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