Ophthalmic Medical Technician Salary Information in Washington

The average annual and hourly salaries for ophthalmic medical technicians in the state of Washington are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of ophthalmic medical technicians among Washington 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 Washington

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$32,460
25th Percentile Wage
$36,680
50th Percentile Wage
$43,330
75th Percentile Wage
$49,420
90th Percentile Wage
$58,580

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for ophthalmic medical technicians in Washington in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $58,580. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $43,330. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $32,460.

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
$43,330
0.16% 6.60%
2016
$43,260
5.66% -
2015
$40,810
0.29% -
2014
$40,690
-1.23% -
2013
$41,190
1.75% -
2012
$40,470
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of ophthalmic medical technicians in some Washington cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of ophthalmic medical technicians in state of Washington ranges from $29,410 to $45,840. The highest paying area for ophthalmic medical technicians in Washington is Seattle-Bellevue-Everett with a median annual salary of $45,840. The second highest paying city/area in Washington State is Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue (mean annual salary $44,850). The lowest paying area is Kennewick-Pasco-Richland with a median annual salary of $29,410.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett
$45,840
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue
$44,850
Bremerton-Silverdale
$40,690
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro
$40,620
Olympia
$39,090
Tacoma
$38,570
Spokane
$37,750
Eastern Washington nonmetropolitan area
$33,280
Yakima
$33,120
Kennewick-Pasco-Richland
$29,410




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