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 among Alabama areas 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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$18,940
25th Percentile Wage
$23,490
50th Percentile Wage
$28,750
75th Percentile Wage
$35,780
90th Percentile Wage
$43,820

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 $43,820. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $28,750. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $18,940.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of opticians, dispensing from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$28,750
-5.18% 5.98%
2016
$30,240
1.12% -
2015
$29,900
2.11% -
2014
$29,270
6.35% -
2013
$27,410
1.39% -
2012
$27,030
- -

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 $19,890 to $36,600. The highest paying area for opticians, dispensing in Alabama is Auburn-Opelika with a median annual salary of $36,600. The second highest paying city/area in Alabama State is Southeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area (mean annual salary $32,070). The lowest paying area is Montgomery with a median annual salary of $19,890.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Auburn-Opelika
$36,600
Southeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area
$32,070
Southwest Alabama nonmetropolitan area
$31,440
Northwest Alabama nonmetropolitan area
$30,340
Dothan
$29,910
Huntsville
$29,570
Birmingham-Hoover
$29,240
Northeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area
$28,870
Gadsden
$28,810
Anniston-Oxford
$27,990
Florence-Muscle Shoals
$27,550
Decatur
$27,450
Tuscaloosa
$26,760
Mobile
$26,290
Montgomery
$19,890




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