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Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians in Tennessee

Considering a career as an Ophthalmic Laboratory Technician in Tennessee?

14.7% Jobs Projection
$31,320 Median Salary
90 Job Openings

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

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

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

How Many Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians Work in Tennessee?

There were approximately 400 workers employed as Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians in this state in 2018.

There were 590 Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians employed in this state in 2017.

That’s a decline of 190 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians in TN Employment Trend

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

Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians in TN vs. the Average State

Job Projections for Tennessee

Jobs for Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians in this state are growing at a rate of 14.7% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 11.7%.

Job Projections for Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians: Nation vs. TN

Tennessee Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates there will be 90 annual job openings, and 780 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 Tennessee?

In 2018 wages for Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians ranged from $25,000 to $48,050 with $31,320 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $12.02 to $23.1. The median hourly rate was $15.06.

In 2017 the median pay for this field was $14.64 an hour.

The hourly rate grew by $0.42.

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

Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians Earnings: TN vs. National Average

Top Tennessee 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
Memphis, TN-MS-AR 100 $34,450

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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References

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