Opticians, Dispensing Salary Information in Arizona

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$25,620
25th Percentile Wage
$28,570
50th Percentile Wage
$34,990
75th Percentile Wage
$44,590
90th Percentile Wage
$54,470

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for opticians, dispensing in Arizona in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $54,470. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $34,990. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $25,620.

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
$34,990
3.37% 3.12%
2016
$33,810
-10.41% -
2015
$37,330
1.34% -
2014
$36,830
-0.24% -
2013
$36,920
8.18% -
2012
$33,900
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of opticians, dispensing in some Arizona cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of opticians, dispensing in state of Arizona ranges from $29,070 to $35,190. The highest paying area for opticians, dispensing in Arizona is Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale with a median annual salary of $35,190. The second highest paying city/area in Arizona State is Tucson (mean annual salary $34,590). The lowest paying area is Southeast Arizona nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $29,070.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale
$35,190
Tucson
$34,590
Prescott
$34,470
North Arizona nonmetropolitan area
$34,350
Lake Havasu City-Kingman
$32,120
Yuma
$30,300
Southeast Arizona nonmetropolitan area
$29,070




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