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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 among Connecticut 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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$26,420
25th Percentile Wage
$30,520
50th Percentile Wage
$38,440
75th Percentile Wage
$51,480
90th Percentile Wage
$63,100

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 $63,100. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $38,440. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $26,420.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$12.70
25th Percentile Wage
$14.67
50th Percentile Wage
$18.48
75th Percentile Wage
$24.75
90th Percentile Wage
$30.34

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for opticians, dispensing in Connecticut in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $30.34. The median hourly salary is $18.48. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $12.70.

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
201638,440-1.90%-13.45%
201539,170-12.46%-
201444,050-9.40%-
201348,1909.50%-
201243,610--

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 $32,920 to $50,170. The highest paying area for opticians, dispensing in Connecticut is Danbury with a median annual salary of $50,170. The second highest paying city/area in Connecticut State is Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford (mean annual salary $43,860). The lowest paying area is New Haven with a median annual salary of $32,920.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Danbury
$50,170
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford
$43,860
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk
$38,930
Waterbury
$38,120
New Haven
$32,920


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