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 .
|Percentile Bracket||Average Annual Salary|
|10th Percentile Wage|| |
|25th Percentile Wage|| |
|50th Percentile Wage|| |
|75th Percentile Wage|| |
|90th Percentile Wage|| |
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.
The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of ophthalmic medical technicians from 2012 to 2016.
|Year||Median Salary||Yearly Growth||4-Year Growth|
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|| |
|Educational Services|| |
|Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services|| |
|Wholesale Trade|| |
|Health Care and Social Assistance|| |
|Retail Trade|| |
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|
|New Hampshire|| |
|New York|| |
|New Jersey|| |
|South Carolina|| |
|North Dakota|| |
|North Carolina|| |
|Puerto Rico|| |
|West Virginia|| |
|New Mexico|| |
|Rhode Island|| |
|South Dakota|| |