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Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians in South Dakota

Get the information you need to know about working as an Ophthalmic Laboratory Technician.

$29,330 Median Salary
10 Job Openings
  • Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians in South Dakota earn lower salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.

How Many Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians Work in South Dakota?

In South Dakota, there were 40 people working as Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians in the year 2018.

There were 40 Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians employed in this state in 2017.

The amount of jobs between 2017 and 2018 is holding steady.

Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians in SD Employment Trend

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

Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians in SD vs. the Average State

Job Projections for South Dakota

Jobs for Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians in this state are not projected to grow or decrease, but nationwide they are growing at a rate of 11.7%.

Job Projections for Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians: Nation vs. SD

South Dakota Annual Job Openings

The BLS is projecting 10 annual Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians job openings in South Dakota, and 70 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 South Dakota?

In 2018 wages for Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians ranged from $24,780 to $47,540 with $29,330 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $11.91 to $22.85. The median hourly rate was $14.1.

In 2017 the median pay for this field was $14.02 an hour.

The hourly rate grew by $0.08.

The median salary in South Dakota is higher than the nationwide median salary.

Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians Earnings: SD vs. National Average

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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