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Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians in Iowa

Is Iowa a good place for you to work as an Ophthalmic Laboratory Technician?

3.2% Jobs Projection
$31,900 Median Salary
40 Job Openings

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

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

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

How Many Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians Work in Iowa?

170 people worked as Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians in 2018 in this state.

There were 220 Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians employed in this state in 2017.

That’s a decline of 50 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians in IA Employment Trend

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

Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians in IA vs. the Average State

Job Projections for Iowa

Jobs for Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians in this state are growing at a rate of 3.2% which is slower than the nationwide estimated projection of 11.7%.

Job Projections for Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians: Nation vs. IA

Iowa Annual Job Openings

The BLS is projecting 40 annual Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians job openings in Iowa, and 320 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 Iowa?

In 2018 wages for Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians ranged from $21,340 to $48,930 with $31,900 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $10.26 to $23.53. The median hourly rate was $15.34.

In 2017 the median pay for this field was $18.3 an hour.

The hourly rate declined by $2.96.

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

Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians Earnings: IA vs. National Average

Top Iowa 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
Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA 50 $29,330

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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