Information About Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians

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Training

Ophthalmic laboratory technicians need moderate-term on-the-job training.

Degrees for Ophthalmic laboratory technicians
Training for Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians
Percent
Less than High School 6.8
High School 33.6
Some College 30.1
Associates Degree 14.9
Bachelors Degree 11.3
Masters Degree 1.7
Doctorate or Professional Degree 1.5

Employment

Represents about 35,000 people in the United States- 6.2% of which are self-employed

Employment prospects are up Over the next 5 years there will be aproximately 5,000 more ophthalmic laboratory technicians but, because of expected growth and replacement needs in the United States, we will need 12,000 more.


Hourly Income

On average, ophthalmic laboratory technicians make $14.38 per hour.

Hourly Income Distribution in U.S. Dollars ($)
Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Ophthalmic laboratory technicians $8.95 $10.70 $13.80 $17.30 $21.00
Production occupations $8.95 $10.90 $14.70 $20.00 $26.80
National Average $8.65 $10.70 $16.50 $26.60 $41.00

Annual Salaries

On average, ophthalmic laboratory technicians make $29,920 per year.

Annual Salary Distribution in U.S. Dollars ($)
Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Ophthalmic laboratory technicians $18,620 $22,400 $28,750 $36,110 $43,870
Production occupations $18,620 $22,860 $30,670 $41,740 $55,910
National Average $18,000 $22,380 $34,460 $55,470 $85,280

This data is from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics

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