Salary for Ophthalmic Medical Technologists

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The work of ophthalmic medical technologists involves conducting numerous types of eye exams to determine structural, pressure, and refractive conditions, or problems with ocular muscle function. These professionals may use ultrasound technology, retinoscopes and other tools to conduct these exams. They may also apply topical eye medications or eye drops, assist in minor surgical procedures, and advise patients on the proper care and use of corrective lenses.

An Ophthalmic Medical Technologist will normally receive wages that can range from 16000 - 24000 based on tenure level. Ophthalmic Medical Technologists can earn an average pay level of Twenty Nine Thousand Six Hundred dollars yearly.

Ophthalmic Medical Technologists can obtain the highest pay in Colorado, where they can get wages of just about $41280. People in this job function can obtain the highest pay in Public Administration, where they receive average compensation of $43010.

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The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 15.26 percent nationwide in that time.
Ophthalmic Medical Technologists tend to make the most in the following industries
Educational Services $43,010
Public Administration $39,970
Health Care and Social Assistance $31,460
Manufacturing $30,280
Finance and Insurance $27,900
Retail Trade $27,610
In general, they earn less within the industries below
Wholesale Trade $26,720
Management of Companies and Enterprises $26,970
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services $27,480
Retail Trade $27,610
Finance and Insurance $27,900
Manufacturing $30,280