Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians in California
Considering a career as an Ophthalmic Laboratory Technician in California?
You’re in luck! Jobs for Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians in California are projected to grow and these jobs tend to pay higher than average.
Projected employment for Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians in California is growing faster than average.
Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians in California earn lower salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.
How Many Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians Work in California?
There were approximately 2,230 workers employed as Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians in this state in 2018.
There were 2,430 Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians employed in this state in 2017.
That’s a decline of 200 jobs between 2017 and 2018.
The typical state has 310 Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians working in it, which means California has more Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians than average.
Job Projections for California
Jobs for Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians in this state are growing at a rate of 13.0% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 11.7%.
California Annual Job Openings
The BLS is projecting 300 annual Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians job openings in California, and 2,600 total jobs in the year 2026.
Nationwide, the prediction is 3,700 annual jobs and 32,500 total jobs in 2026.
What do Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians Make in California?
In 2018 wages for Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians ranged from $23,810 to $54,970 with $31,820 being the median annual salary.
Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $11.45 to $26.43. The median hourly rate was $15.3.
Workers in this field were paid a median of $15.6 an hour in 2017.
The hourly rate declined by $0.30.
The median salary in California is higher than the nationwide median salary.
Top California Metros for Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians
The table below shows some of the metros in this state with the most Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians.
|Metro||Number Employed||Annual Median Salary|
|Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA||940||$31,550|
|San Diego-Carlsbad, CA||280||$36,820|
|Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA||260||$30,590|
|San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA||150||$30,900|
|San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA||130||$32,550|
|Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA||90||$43,020|
Top States for Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians Employment
View the list below to see where most Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians work.
|State||Number Employed||Annual Median Salary|
Below are the states where Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians get paid the most:
|State||Annual Median Salary|
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- Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS)
- College Factual
- National Center for Education Statistics
- O*NET Online
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