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How Much Does an Ophthalmic Technician Earn In The United States?

Ophthalmic Technician Salaries
Updated April 6, 2021
Average Yearly Salary
$38,000
$29,000
$38,000
$49,000
Ophthalmic technicians in the United States make an average salary of $38,349 per year or $18.44 per hour. People on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $29,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $49,000. As most things go, location can be critical. Virginia, Oregon, North Carolina, Wyoming, and Pennsylvania provide the highest ophthalmic technician salaries.
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Where Ophthalmic Technicians Earn The Most

The darker areas on the map show where ophthalmic technicians earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

Average Salary

How Much Do Ophthalmic Technicians Earn In Different Cities?

While an ophthalmic technician can average a salary of $38,349 per year, or $18.44 per hour, there are many opportunities for ophthalmic technicians to make more. For example, in Portland, OR you might make $44,665 per year. Other high-paying locations include West Hartford, CT, Parkersburg, WV and Aurora, CO. If you're in an entry-level position, your best bet is to move to Portland, OR where the average starting salary is $32,000. The highest paying states for ophthalmic technicians include Virginia, Oregon and North Carolina. Meanwhile, Iowa, Hawaii, and Nebraska offer the lowest salaries.
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1. Portland, OR
$44,665
Avg. Salary
$28k
$53k
2. West Hartford, CT
$42,882
Avg. Salary
$28k
$53k
3. Parkersburg, WV
$42,539
Avg. Salary
$28k
$53k
4. Aurora, CO
$41,195
Avg. Salary
$28k
$53k
5. Baltimore, MD
$40,957
Avg. Salary
$28k
$53k
6. Troy, MI
$40,646
Avg. Salary
$28k
$53k

High Paying Ophthalmic Technician Jobs

Which Companies Pay Ophthalmic Technicians The Most?

To earn a high income as an ophthalmic technician, working for American Vision Partners or Maine Eye Center might be your best bet, as they are the highest paying companies in this field. In addition, companies like Allen Public Library and Randstad USA report highly competitive wages for ophthalmic technicians.
Company
$48,405
Avg. Salary
$37k
$54k
Avg. Salary
$37k
$54k
Avg. Salary
$37k
$54k
Avg. Salary
$37k
$54k

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Ophthalmic Technician Salary History

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    Recently Added Ophthalmic Technician Salaries

    Location
    CompanyascdescJobascdescLocationascdescDate AddedascdescSalaryascdesc
    Ops-Ophthalmic Technician
    Ops-Ophthalmic Technician
    Gainesville, FL
    Gainesville, FL
    01/29/2021
    01/29/2021
    $50,088
    $50,088
    01/29/2021
    Arizona Eye Institute & Laser Center
    Arizona Eye Institute & Laser Center
    Ophthalmic Technician-Arizona Eye Institute
    Ophthalmic Technician-Arizona Eye Institute
    Ophthalmic Technician-Arizona Eye Institute
    Sun City West, AZ
    Sun City West, AZ
    01/28/2021
    01/28/2021
    $37,566
    $37,566
    01/28/2021
    Co Ophthalmic Technician
    Co Ophthalmic Technician
    Baltimore, MD
    Baltimore, MD
    01/21/2021
    01/21/2021
    $38,964
    $38,964
    01/21/2021
    Eyecare Partners
    Eyecare Partners
    Ophthalmic Technician
    Ophthalmic Technician
    Ophthalmic Technician
    Sun City, AZ
    Sun City, AZ
    12/31/2020
    12/31/2020
    $37,566
    $37,566
    12/31/2020
    Ophthalmic Technician Eye Center Days
    Ophthalmic Technician Eye Center Days
    Aurora, CO
    Aurora, CO
    12/28/2020
    12/28/2020
    $47,041
    $47,041
    12/28/2020
    Ophthalmic Technician Eye Center Days
    Ophthalmic Technician Eye Center Days
    Aurora, CO
    Aurora, CO
    12/23/2020
    12/23/2020
    $47,041
    $47,041
    12/23/2020
    Ophthalmic Technician 2, HMC-Eye Institute Days)
    Ophthalmic Technician 2, HMC-Eye Institute Days)
    Seattle, WA
    Seattle, WA
    12/16/2020
    12/16/2020
    $46,308
    $46,308
    12/16/2020
    Eyecare Partners
    Eyecare Partners
    Ophthalmic Technician
    Ophthalmic Technician
    Ophthalmic Technician
    Sun City West, AZ
    Sun City West, AZ
    11/23/2020
    11/23/2020
    $37,566
    $37,566
    11/23/2020
    Ophthalmic Technician Days
    Ophthalmic Technician Days
    Denver, CO
    Denver, CO
    11/22/2020
    11/22/2020
    $47,041
    $47,041
    11/22/2020
    Ophthalmic Technician
    Ophthalmic Technician
    Longview, WA
    Longview, WA
    11/19/2020
    11/19/2020
    $48,481
    $48,481
    11/19/2020