Salary for Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians

Also known as:  Contact Lens Cutter, Contact Lens Technician, Eyeglass Assembler, Eyeglass Lens Cutter, Eyeglass Maker, Lens Grinder, Lens Grinder and Polisher, Lens Mounter, Precision Lens Centerer and Edger, Prescription Eyeglass Maker

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Ophthalmic laboratory technicians are required to grind, cut, assemble, polish and inspect eye glasses, contact lenses and other related materials. This job is not dangerous, but it does require employees to stand or bend for long periods. A high school degree or GED is almost always necessary to be considered for this job. Most of the time, an employer will require up to one year of formal on-site job training as well.

A Ophthalmic Laboratory Technician earns a pay level between $24,120 to $51,630 depending on the level of education. get salaries of thirty-six thousand six hundred and fourty dollars each year.

can get the best compensation in New Hampshire, where they can get average pay scales of close to about $50,950. People in this job function are paid most highly in Public Administration, where they get pay of $50,010.

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SALARY TREND

The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 42.74 percent nationwide in that time.

INDUSTRIES

Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians tend to make the most in the following industries:

Public Administration
$50,010
Educational Services
$43,340
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$43,220
Manufacturing
$37,680
Health Care and Social Assistance
$37,160
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services
$36,620

In general, they earn less within the industries below:

Wholesale Trade
$34,650
Retail Trade
$34,750
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services
$36,620
Health Care and Social Assistance
$37,160
Manufacturing
$37,680
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$43,220