Opticians, Dispensing Salary Information in Arkansas

The average annual and hourly salaries for opticians, dispensing in the state of Arkansas are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of opticians, dispensing among Arkansas 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 Arkansas

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$23,740
25th Percentile Wage
$28,710
50th Percentile Wage
$35,730
75th Percentile Wage
$44,650
90th Percentile Wage
$54,030

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for opticians, dispensing in Arkansas in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $54,030. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $35,730. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $23,740.

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
$35,730
4.53% 21.38%
2016
$34,110
9.26% -
2015
$30,950
-9.34% -
2014
$33,840
4.49% -
2013
$32,320
13.09% -
2012
$28,090
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of opticians, dispensing in some Arkansas cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of opticians, dispensing in state of Arkansas ranges from $24,280 to $43,110. The highest paying area for opticians, dispensing in Arkansas is Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway with a median annual salary of $43,110. The second highest paying city/area in Arkansas State is Jonesboro (mean annual salary $34,900). The lowest paying area is South Arkansas nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $24,280.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway
$43,110
Jonesboro
$34,900
East Arkansas nonmetropolitan area
$33,570
West Arkansas nonmetropolitan area
$32,070
Central Arkansas nonmetropolitan area
$31,550
South Arkansas nonmetropolitan area
$24,280




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