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Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians in California

Considering a career as an Ophthalmic Laboratory Technician in California?

13.0% Jobs Projection
$31,820 Median Salary
300 Job Openings

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.

Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians in CA Employment Trend

The typical state has 310 Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians working in it, which means California has more Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians than average.

Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians in CA vs. the Average State

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%.

Job Projections for Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians: Nation vs. CA

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.

Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians Earnings: CA vs. National Average

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
Sacramento–Roseville–Arden-Arcade, CA 140 $28,380
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
Texas 3,040 $31,400
Florida 2,830 $29,980
New York 2,760 $33,970
California 2,230 $31,820
Illinois 1,430 $31,870
Washington 1,400 $39,020
Minnesota 1,280 $31,420
Ohio 1,240 $30,900
Pennsylvania 880 $33,050
Michigan 830 $33,870
Missouri 810 $30,040
Maryland 720 $41,670
Virginia 710 $32,530
Georgia 630 $29,560
Wisconsin 560 $29,680
Colorado 500 $36,780
Utah 470 $25,380
Tennessee 400 $31,320
Louisiana 400 $26,420
Oklahoma 330 $31,860

Below are the states where Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians get paid the most:

State Annual Median Salary
New Hampshire $45,390
Maryland $41,670
Washington $39,020
Colorado $36,780
Vermont $36,310
Oregon $35,800
Indiana $35,320
New Jersey $35,070
Massachusetts $34,930
North Dakota $34,730

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