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Considering a career as an Ophthalmic Laboratory Technician in Virginia?

15.4% Jobs Projection
$32,530 Median Salary
90 Job Openings

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

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

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

How Many Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians Work in Virginia?

In 2018, there were 710 Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians working in the state.

There were 680 Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 30 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians in VA Employment Trend

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

Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians in VA vs. the Average State

Job Projections for Virginia

Jobs for Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians in this state are growing at a rate of 15.4% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 11.7%.

Job Projections for Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians: Nation vs. VA

Virginia Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates there will be 90 annual job openings, and 750 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 Virginia?

In 2018 wages for Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians ranged from $20,070 to $48,420 with $32,530 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $9.65 to $23.28. The median hourly rate was $15.64.

In 2017 the median pay for this field was $14.84 an hour.

The hourly rate grew by $0.80.

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

Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians Earnings: VA vs. National Average

Top Virginia 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
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 690 $41,190
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 210 $33,880
Roanoke, VA 80 $24,580

Top States for Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians Employment

View the list below to see 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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