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 among 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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$24,730
25th Percentile Wage
$29,160
50th Percentile Wage
$36,400
75th Percentile Wage
$45,250
90th Percentile Wage
$54,730

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 $54,730. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $36,400. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $24,730.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$11.89
25th Percentile Wage
$14.02
50th Percentile Wage
$17.50
75th Percentile Wage
$21.76
90th Percentile Wage
$26.31

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for opticians, dispensing in Colorado in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $26.31. The median hourly salary is $17.50. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $11.89.

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
201636,4004.23%7.45%
201534,8601.38%-
201434,3802.44%-
201333,540-0.45%-
201233,690--

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 $28,470 to $43,590. The highest paying area for opticians, dispensing in Colorado is Boulder with a median annual salary of $43,590. The second highest paying city/area in Colorado State is Denver-Aurora-Broomfield (mean annual salary $39,620). The lowest paying area is Pueblo with a median annual salary of $28,470.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Boulder
$43,590
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield
$39,620
West Colorado nonmetropolitan area
$37,020
Fort Collins-Loveland
$34,950
Colorado Springs
$33,790
Grand Junction
$33,020
East and South Colorado nonmetropolitan area
$29,520
Greeley
$28,880
Pueblo
$28,470


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