Opticians, Dispensing Salary Information in Florida

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$23,240
25th Percentile Wage
$28,590
50th Percentile Wage
$37,940
75th Percentile Wage
$48,610
90th Percentile Wage
$57,340

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for opticians, dispensing in Florida in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $57,340. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $37,940. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $23,240.

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
$37,940
3.32% 3.64%
2016
$36,680
-5.59% -
2015
$38,730
-1.08% -
2014
$39,150
0.95% -
2013
$38,780
5.72% -
2012
$36,560
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of opticians, dispensing in some Florida cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of opticians, dispensing in state of Florida ranges from $33,050 to $47,500. The highest paying area for opticians, dispensing in Florida is Gainesville with a median annual salary of $47,500. The second highest paying city/area in Florida State is Punta Gorda (mean annual salary $44,470). The lowest paying area is West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Boynton Beach with a median annual salary of $33,050.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Gainesville
$47,500
Punta Gorda
$44,470
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall
$43,710
Cape Coral-Fort Myers
$43,570
Port St Lucie
$42,320
Lakeland-Winter Haven
$42,250
Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville
$40,690
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach
$40,570
Northeast Florida nonmetropolitan area
$39,350
Naples-Marco Island
$38,900
North Port-Bradenton-Sarasota
$38,250
Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach
$37,840
Ocala
$36,820
Sebastian-Vero Beach
$36,510
Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent
$36,310
Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach
$35,880
Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin
$35,720
South Florida nonmetropolitan area
$35,610
Tampa-St Petersburg-Clearwater
$35,500
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford
$35,320
Jacksonville
$34,960
Panama City-Lynn Haven-Panama City Beach
$34,950
Tallahassee
$34,500
West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Boynton Beach
$33,050




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