Opticians, Dispensing Salary Information in Colorado

The average annual and hourly salaries for opticians, dispensing in the state of Colorado are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of opticians, dispensing amongst Colorado 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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$25,120
25th Percentile Wage
$28,930
50th Percentile Wage
$35,690
75th Percentile Wage
$44,670
90th Percentile Wage
$53,590

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for opticians, dispensing in Colorado in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $53,590. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $35,690. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $25,120.

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
$35,690
-1.99% 5.60%
2016
$36,400
4.23% -
2015
$34,860
1.38% -
2014
$34,380
2.44% -
2013
$33,540
-0.45% -
2012
$33,690
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of opticians, dispensing in some Colorado cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of opticians, dispensing in state of Colorado ranges from $28,880 to $41,110. The highest paying area for opticians, dispensing in Colorado is Boulder with a median annual salary of $41,110. The second highest paying city/area in Colorado State is Denver-Aurora-Broomfield (mean annual salary $39,600). The lowest paying area is Greeley with a median annual salary of $28,880.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Boulder
$41,110
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield
$39,600
Northcentral Colorado nonmetropolitan area
$37,680
Grand Junction
$35,820
West Colorado nonmetropolitan area
$35,370
Fort Collins-Loveland
$34,600
Colorado Springs
$32,710
Central Colorado nonmetropolitan area
$32,250
East and South Colorado nonmetropolitan area
$29,770
Pueblo
$29,540
Greeley
$28,880




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