Information About Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians

Training Requirements for Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians

Ophthalmic laboratory technicians need high school diploma or equivalent.

Degrees for Ophthalmic laboratory technicians
Training for Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians
Percent
Less than High School 6.0
High School 30.3
Some College 29.7
Associates Degree 16.3
Bachelors Degree 14.8
Masters Degree 1.8
Doctorate or Professional Degree 1.1

Employment outlook for Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians

Represents about 30,000 people in the United States.

Employment prospects are up Over the next 5 years there will be aproximately 3,000 more ophthalmic laboratory technicians but, because of expected growth and replacement needs in the United States, we will need 10,000 more.


Hourly Income

On average, ophthalmic laboratory technicians make $16.45 per hour.

Hourly Income Distribution in U.S. Dollars ($)
Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Ophthalmic laboratory technicians $10.09 $12.08 $14.73 $18.68 $24.92
Production occupations $9.96 $11.98 $15.93 $21.81 $28.99
Other production occupations $9.82 $11.60 $15.15 $20.21 $26.55
Medical, dental, and ophthalmic laboratory technicians $10.51 $12.99 $16.65 $22.10 $28.73
National Average $9.27 $11.60 $17.81 $28.92 $45.45

Annual Salaries

On average, ophthalmic laboratory technicians make $34,220 per year.

Annual Salary Distribution in U.S. Dollars ($)
Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Ophthalmic laboratory technicians $20,990 $25,130 $30,640 $38,850 $51,830
Production occupations $20,720 $24,920 $33,130 $45,360 $60,300
Other production occupations $20,420 $24,120 $31,520 $42,030 $55,220
Medical, dental, and ophthalmic laboratory technicians $21,860 $27,020 $34,630 $45,980 $59,770
National Average $19,290 $24,140 $37,040 $60,150 $94,540

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

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