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 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 Florida

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$23,790
25th Percentile Wage
$28,980
50th Percentile Wage
$36,680
75th Percentile Wage
$45,170
90th Percentile Wage
$50,920

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 $50,920. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $36,680. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $23,790.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$11.44
25th Percentile Wage
$13.93
50th Percentile Wage
$17.63
75th Percentile Wage
$21.72
90th Percentile Wage
$24.48

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for opticians, dispensing in Florida in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $24.48. The median hourly salary is $17.63. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $11.44.

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
201636,680-5.59%0.33%
201538,730-1.08%-
201439,1500.95%-
201338,7805.72%-
201236,560--

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 $31,110 to $44,840. The highest paying area for opticians, dispensing in Florida is Gainesville with a median annual salary of $44,840. The second highest paying city/area in Florida State is Lakeland-Winter Haven (mean annual salary $43,510). The lowest paying area is Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent with a median annual salary of $31,110.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Gainesville
$44,840
Lakeland-Winter Haven
$43,510
Cape Coral-Fort Myers
$43,470
Jacksonville
$41,760
Port St Lucie
$41,330
North Port-Bradenton-Sarasota
$41,270
Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin
$39,760
Naples-Marco Island
$39,640
West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Boynton Beach
$38,250
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall
$37,250
Northeast Florida nonmetropolitan area
$36,590
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach
$36,560
Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville
$36,380
Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach
$36,200
South Florida nonmetropolitan area
$35,610
Tampa-St Petersburg-Clearwater
$35,380
Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach
$34,160
Panama City-Lynn Haven-Panama City Beach
$33,310
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford
$33,110
Ocala
$31,440
Tallahassee
$31,330
Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent
$31,110



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