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Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians

Wages & Outlook


Typical Wages

Wages listed below are for a variety of experience and education levels. Make sure that you research the typical entry-level education and work experience and training requirements for this occupation.

This career: $15.71
Statewide median: $21.49


This career pays below the statewide median wage.

Wages for Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians *

Area Low Median High
$13.08 $15.91 $19.54
$13.39 $15.71 $18.78
Central Minnesota
$12.63 $15.10 $18.16
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN
$14.43 $16.48 $20.09

* "Low" indicates 25% of workers earn less and 75% earn more.
"Median" indicates 50% of workers earn less and 50% earn more.
"High" indicates 75% of workers earn less and 25% earn more.

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In Minnesota, there are 1,010 workers employed in this small career.

Where do Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians most often work?


Current Demand

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This career is currently in moderate demand.


Future Demand   This career is projected to grow much faster than average.

This career is seeing very high growth compared to other careers.

There will be a need for about 1,963 new Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians to meet market demand between 2016-2026. This includes the demand due to replacement (workers leaving the occupation or retiring) as well as growth.


Employment Outlook for Ophthalmic Laboratory Technicians
Area Employment Employment Change
2018 2028 Number Percent
U S 29,400 32,700 3,200 10.9%
Minnesota 2016 2026 Number Percent
Statewide 1,559 1,723 164 10.5%
Central Minnesota 857 921 64 7.5%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 694 767 73 10.5%

Source: You can learn about our data sources in the About Us section.