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What salary can an ophthalmic technician expect to earn?

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The average wage for ophthalmic technicians is $36,520, which is around $17.56 per hour, as of 2014. The top-earning 10 percent of ophthalmic technicians earn $50,540 or more annually or around $24.30 per hour, while the lowest-earning 10 percent earn $24,350 or less or around $11.71 per hour.

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Top-paying states for ophthalmic technicians include Alaska, where the average wage is $47,870 per year or $23.02 per hour; Hawaii, where the average wage is $42,560 per year or $20.46 per hour; and Minnesota, where the average wage is $42,050 per year or $20.22 per hour. Texas, California and Florida hire the greatest number of employees in the field.

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