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Considering a career as an Ophthalmic Laboratory Technician in Michigan?

15.0% Jobs Projection
$33,870 Median Salary
140 Job Openings

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

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

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

How Many Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians Work in Michigan?

In 2018, there were 830 Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians working in the state.

There were 890 Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians employed in this state in 2017.

That’s a decline of 60 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians in MI Employment Trend

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

Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians in MI vs. the Average State

Job Projections for Michigan

Jobs for Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians in this state are growing at a rate of 15.0% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 11.7%.

Job Projections for Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians: Nation vs. MI

Michigan Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates there will be 140 annual job openings, and 1,230 total jobs in 2026 for Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians in this state.

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

What do Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians Make in Michigan?

In 2018 wages for Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians ranged from $24,220 to $46,950 with $33,870 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $11.64 to $22.57. The median hourly rate was $16.28.

In 2017 the median pay for this field was $16.88 an hour.

The hourly rate declined by $0.60.

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

Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians Earnings: MI vs. National Average

Top Michigan 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
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI 410 $35,680
Flint, MI 70 $29,340
South Bend-Mishawaka, IN-MI 40 $37,200
Saginaw, MI 40 $29,150
Lansing-East Lansing, MI 30 $28,190

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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