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Want to work in Florida as an Ophthalmic Laboratory Technician? Read this first!

19.3% Jobs Projection
$29,980 Median Salary
430 Job Openings

You’re in luck! Jobs for Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians in Florida are projected to grow and these jobs tend to pay higher than average.

  • Projected employment for Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians in Florida is growing faster than average.

  • Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians in Florida earn lower salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.

How Many Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians Work in Florida?

2,830 people worked as Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians in 2018 in this state.

There were 3,400 Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians employed in this state in 2017.

That’s a decline of 570 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians in FL Employment Trend

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

Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians in FL vs. the Average State

Job Projections for Florida

Jobs for Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians in this state are growing at a rate of 19.3% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 11.7%.

Job Projections for Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians: Nation vs. FL

Florida Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates 430 annual job openings, and a total of 3,650 jobs for Florida Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians in 2026.

Nationwide, the prediction is 3,700 annual jobs and 32,500 total jobs in 2026.

What do Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians Make in Florida?

In 2018 wages for Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians ranged from $21,890 to $43,340 with $29,980 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $10.53 to $20.84. The median hourly rate was $14.41.

Workers in this field were paid a median of $13.67 an hour in 2017.

The hourly rate grew by $0.74.

The median salary in Florida is higher than the nationwide median salary.

Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians Earnings: FL vs. National Average

Top Florida 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
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 980 $30,520
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 690 $28,290
Jacksonville, FL 460 $34,450
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 160 $28,290
North Port-Sarasota-Bradenton, FL 80 $29,690
Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach, FL 60 $26,680
Tallahassee, FL 30 $23,900

Top States for Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians Employment

The table below shows the states 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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