Opticians, Dispensing Salary Information in Alabama

The average annual and hourly salaries for opticians, dispensing in the state of Alabama are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of opticians, dispensing amongst Alabama cities is shown in Table 3. The salary statistics are based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Opticians, Dispensing in Alabama

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$19,390
25th Percentile Wage
$23,530
50th Percentile Wage
$30,240
75th Percentile Wage
$37,680
90th Percentile Wage
$47,140

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for opticians, dispensing in Alabama in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $47,140. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $30,240. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $19,390.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$9.32
25th Percentile Wage
$11.31
50th Percentile Wage
$14.54
75th Percentile Wage
$18.11
90th Percentile Wage
$22.66

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for opticians, dispensing in Alabama in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $22.66. The median hourly salary is $14.54. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $9.32.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of opticians, dispensing from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201630,2401.12%10.62%
201529,9002.11%-
201429,2706.35%-
201327,4101.39%-
201227,030--

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Opticians, Dispensing in Alabama Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of opticians, dispensing in some Alabama cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of opticians, dispensing in state of Alabama ranges from $25,250 to $44,290. The highest paying area for opticians, dispensing in Alabama is Florence-Muscle Shoals with a median annual salary of $44,290. The second highest paying city/area in Alabama State is Montgomery (mean annual salary $32,190). The lowest paying area is Tuscaloosa with a median annual salary of $25,250.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Florence-Muscle Shoals
$44,290
Montgomery
$32,190
Southwest Alabama nonmetropolitan area
$31,440
Birmingham-Hoover
$30,450
Northeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area
$28,640
Mobile
$25,860
Tuscaloosa
$25,250


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