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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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1. Ophthalmic Medical Technician Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$24,810
25th Percentile Wage
$29,170
50th Percentile Wage
$35,530
75th Percentile Wage
$43,400
90th Percentile Wage
$51,330

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 $51,330. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $35,530. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $24,810. We note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 106% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

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
201635,5300.51%3.63%
201535,3500.34%-
201435,2300.82%-
201334,9402.00%-
201234,240--

Table 2. Ophthalmic Medical Technician Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of ophthalmic medical technicians in 6 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 professional, scientific, and technical services sector with an annual salary $44,840. The lowest paying sector is the retail trade sector (annual salary $30,260).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$44,840
Educational Services
$43,600
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$41,230
Wholesale Trade
$38,500
Health Care and Social Assistance
$35,530
Retail Trade
$30,260

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 $26,220 to $43,260. The highest paying state for ophthalmic medical technicians is Washington with a median annual salary of $43,260. The lowest paying state is Arkansas with a median annual salary of $26,220. For more salary information of ophthalmic medical technicians profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.

State Name Median Annual Salary
Washington
$43,260
Hawaii
$43,100
Minnesota
$42,670
Vermont
$42,150
Wisconsin
$41,240
Delaware
$40,160
Massachusetts
$40,040
New Hampshire
$39,670
Connecticut
$39,190
New York
$38,580
New Jersey
$38,320
Alaska
$37,970
Maryland
$37,940
California
$37,570
Indiana
$37,010
Oregon
$36,730
South Carolina
$36,330
Ohio
$36,210
Florida
$35,870
Kentucky
$35,860
North Dakota
$35,730
Pennsylvania
$35,720
Louisiana
$35,670
Idaho
$35,300
Arizona
$35,290
Illinois
$35,170
Montana
$35,100
Mississippi
$35,000
Michigan
$34,980
Nevada
$34,740
Maine
$34,050
North Carolina
$33,970
Tennessee
$33,960
Colorado
$33,920
Virginia
$33,530
Puerto Rico
$33,420
Utah
$33,400
Texas
$33,070
West Virginia
$32,800
New Mexico
$32,780
Missouri
$32,300
Wyoming
$31,860
Rhode Island
$31,780
Oklahoma
$31,700
Kansas
$31,260
South Dakota
$30,530
Iowa
$30,440
Alabama
$30,090
Nebraska
$29,940
Georgia
$29,560
Arkansas
$26,220


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