Salary for Orthoptists

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The focus of an orthoptist's practice is the diagnosis and treatment of visual system disorders via non-surgical methods. These professionals generally focus on eye mobility problems, and binocular vision. They inform patient's family members about eye conditions and treatment plans, and use methods such as corrective lenses, patches, eye drops or stereograms, among others, to treat eye conditions including nystagmus, amblyopia, strabismus and convergence insufficiency. In some cases, they may refer patients to other physicians or surgeons. The majority of practitioner's in this field have Master's degrees.

An Orthoptist gets salaries somewhere between 56000 - 84000 based on experience and talent. Orthoptists will normally get a pay level of Seventy Seven Thousand Three Hundred dollars each year.

Orthoptists are compensated highest in South Carolina, where they get average compensation of near $121360. This group of people are compensated the highest in Public Administration, where they can get average pay levels of $96890.

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The annual compensation for this career has gone down since 2004. Salaries have decreased by an average of 16.29 percent nationwide in that time.
Orthoptists tend to make the most in the following industries
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services $96,890
Public Administration $91,760
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services $90,250
Other Services (except Public Administration) $83,680
Retail Trade $81,390
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation $78,270
In general, they earn less within the industries below
Wholesale Trade $54,120
Educational Services $65,610
Finance and Insurance $72,880
Health Care and Social Assistance $74,590
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation $78,270
Retail Trade $81,390