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Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians in Illinois

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

4.6% Jobs Projection
$31,870 Median Salary
230 Job Openings

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

  • Projected employment for Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians in Illinois is growing slower than average.

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

How Many Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians Work in Illinois?

In 2018, there were 1,430 Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians working in the state.

There were 1,600 Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians employed in this state in 2017.

That’s a decline of 170 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians in IL Employment Trend

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

Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians in IL vs. the Average State

Job Projections for Illinois

Jobs for Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians in this state are growing at a rate of 4.6% which is slower than the nationwide estimated projection of 11.7%.

Job Projections for Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians: Nation vs. IL

Illinois Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates 230 annual job openings, and a total of 2,050 jobs for Illinois 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 Illinois?

In 2018 wages for Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians ranged from $21,470 to $64,400 with $31,870 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $10.32 to $30.96. The median hourly rate was $15.32.

Workers in this field were paid a median of $16.02 an hour in 2017.

The hourly rate declined by $0.70.

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

Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians Earnings: IL vs. National Average

Top Illinois 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
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 1,080 $36,430
St. Louis, MO-IL 620 $30,690
Bloomington, IL 170 $24,080

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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