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10.3% Jobs Projection
$31,420 Median Salary
200 Job Openings

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

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

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

How Many Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians Work in Minnesota?

In 2018, there were 1,280 Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians working in the state.

There were 1,740 Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians employed in this state in 2017.

That’s a decline of 460 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians in MN Employment Trend

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

Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians in MN vs. the Average State

Job Projections for Minnesota

Jobs for Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians in this state are growing at a rate of 10.3% which is slower than the nationwide estimated projection of 11.7%.

Job Projections for Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians: Nation vs. MN

Minnesota Annual Job Openings

The BLS is projecting 200 annual Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians job openings in Minnesota, and 1,720 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 Minnesota?

In 2018 wages for Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians ranged from $23,120 to $51,330 with $31,420 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $11.12 to $24.68. The median hourly rate was $15.1.

In 2017 the median pay for this field was $14.59 an hour.

The hourly rate grew by $0.51.

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

Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians Earnings: MN vs. National Average

Top Minnesota 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
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 640 $32,060
St. Cloud, MN 580 $30,920

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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