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Opticians, Dispensing Salary Information in Connecticut

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$26,070
25th Percentile Wage
$30,200
50th Percentile Wage
$41,110
75th Percentile Wage
$57,900
90th Percentile Wage
$71,090

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for opticians, dispensing in Connecticut in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $71,090. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $41,110. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $26,070.

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
$41,110
6.49% -6.08%
2016
$38,440
-1.90% -
2015
$39,170
-12.46% -
2014
$44,050
-9.40% -
2013
$48,190
9.50% -
2012
$43,610
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of opticians, dispensing in some Connecticut cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of opticians, dispensing in state of Connecticut ranges from $31,370 to $65,160. The highest paying area for opticians, dispensing in Connecticut is Danbury with a median annual salary of $65,160. The second highest paying city/area in Connecticut State is Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk (mean annual salary $51,060). The lowest paying area is New Haven with a median annual salary of $31,370.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Danbury
$65,160
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk
$51,060
Northwestern Connecticut nonmetropolitan area
$42,580
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford
$42,150
Waterbury
$37,820
New Haven
$31,370




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