Salary for Ophthalmic Medical Technologists

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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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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.

A Ophthalmic Medical Technologist earns an average salary ranging from $24,120 to $51,630 depending on education and experience. will normally get a salary of thirty-six thousand six hundred and fourty dollars annually.

make the highest salary in New Hampshire, where they can earn an average salary rate of close to about $50,950. This group of people have the highest pay levels in Public Administration, where they can earn job 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 Medical Technologists 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