Ophthalmic Medical Technician Salary

ophthalmic-technician-salary-chart.jpgOphthalmic medical technicians help ophthalmologists in diagnosing and treating eye diseases. They perform duties such as examining eye sight and color vision, taking medical history, explaining eye diseases to patients and assisting ophthalmologist in eye surgeries.

Salary

The average salary of ophthalmic medical technicians was $35,590 in 2012. This is about $17.11 per hour. The experience and the job tenure are some of the factors that affect the salary of an ophthalmic medical technician. Pay can vary greatly by location also.

Job Outlook

The outlook of health technologists and technicians is expected to increase 24% from 2012 to 2022. As with other health care jobs, the career prospects for ophthalmic medical technician is good and the employment growth is expected to increase.

Ophthalmic Medical Technician Salary by State

State Lowest 10% Median Salary Highest 10% Average Salary
Alabama $23,040 $28,850 $39,870 $30,540
Alaska $38,190 $44,680 $66,630 $47,560
Arizona $23,670 $35,210 $47,750 $35,530
Arkansas $21,280 $29,140 $38,530 $29,590
California $26,480 $37,200 $52,470 $38,410
Colorado $26,810 $37,540 $56,980 $39,620
Connecticut $28,200 $38,010 $55,770 $40,020
Delaware $25,870 $37,570 $47,560 $37,220
Florida $25,200 $34,130 $44,890 $34,470
Georgia $22,510 $33,480 $45,930 $34,330
Hawaii $32,990 $45,220 $57,590 $44,920
Idaho $21,520 $28,970 $44,770 $31,470
Illinois $22,470 $31,580 $47,080 $34,390
Indiana $22,890 $35,090 $48,190 $35,580
Iowa $23,960 $34,710 $47,350 $35,770
Kansas $24,750 $31,270 $60,620 $35,890
Kentucky $21,000 $34,360 $45,090 $33,610
Louisiana $20,910 $27,900 $43,470 $30,040
Maine $24,750 $33,550 $51,510 $35,660
Maryland $25,680 $36,250 $55,570 $38,450
Massachusetts $24,490 $35,170 $55,090 $37,240
Michigan $25,150 $34,970 $49,000 $35,870
Minnesota $26,060 $35,290 $63,930 $39,960
Mississippi $21,780 $31,430 $42,800 $32,210
Missouri $22,550 $30,100 $45,450 $32,420
Montana $22,100 $32,860 $45,250 $33,090
Nebraska $23,240 $31,400 $44,800 $32,640
Nevada $17,720 $24,680 $36,000 $25,920
New Hampshire $26,910 $35,990 $50,920 $37,760
New Jersey $29,560 $41,740 $54,340 $41,570
New Mexico $24,760 $34,400 $55,300 $36,840
New York $24,970 $34,560 $53,250 $36,680
North Carolina $24,620 $31,800 $42,920 $32,530
North Dakota $23,370 $32,520 $46,080 $33,490
Ohio $23,700 $34,110 $49,620 $35,320
Oklahoma $19,530 $27,080 $43,130 $28,980
Oregon $25,820 $35,460 $53,450 $37,180
Pennsylvania $24,110 $32,670 $43,840 $32,990
Rhode Island $21,600 $31,400 $42,350 $31,130
South Carolina $21,250 $28,250 $40,610 $29,990
South Dakota $23,700 $32,880 $43,070 $32,660
Tennessee $24,210 $33,390 $43,750 $33,250
Texas $21,910 $33,170 $46,540 $33,800
Utah $30,300 $37,420 $46,900 $39,320
Vermont $25,770 $32,550 $42,290 $32,990
Virginia $21,190 $32,350 $48,820 $33,600
Washington $29,460 $40,470 $57,970 $42,490
West Virginia $21,420 $33,010 $47,490 $34,340
Wisconsin $28,440 $39,810 $57,400 $41,250
Wyoming $18,760 $28,680 $44,210 $30,170