Salary for Ophthalmic Medical Technicians

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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 medical technicians work under the direction of ophthalmologists. These professionals conduct eye exams to determine the function of ocular muscles, the field of vision, and the presence of refractive conditions of the eye. These professionals may communicate with patients following eye surgeries to evaluate progress, and are responsible for the cleanliness and maintenance of instruments and equipment used in ophthalmic practices. Under the direction of an ophthalmologist, they may also administer eye drops or topical medications.

A Ophthalmic Medical Technician can earn average salaries in a range of $24,120 - $51,630 based on tenure and industry expertise. usually receive a salary of thirty-six thousand six hundred and fourty dollars on an annual basis.

can expect the most salary in Minnesota, where they earn average job salaries of near $52,600. People in this career receive the best pay in Management of Companies and Enterprises, where they can earn job pay of $59,310.

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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 Medical 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