Opticians, Dispensing Salary Information in Georgia

The average annual and hourly salaries for opticians, dispensing in the state of Georgia are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of opticians, dispensing among Georgia 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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$20,440
25th Percentile Wage
$23,850
50th Percentile Wage
$30,380
75th Percentile Wage
$41,600
90th Percentile Wage
$49,310

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for opticians, dispensing in Georgia in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $49,310. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $30,380. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $20,440.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$9.82
25th Percentile Wage
$11.47
50th Percentile Wage
$14.61
75th Percentile Wage
$20.00
90th Percentile Wage
$23.71

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for opticians, dispensing in Georgia in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $23.71. The median hourly salary is $14.61. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $9.82.

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
201630,380-4.71%-11.62%
201531,810-5.34%-
201433,510-1.13%-
201333,890-0.06%-
201233,910--

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of opticians, dispensing in some Georgia cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of opticians, dispensing in state of Georgia ranges from $19,130 to $35,590. The highest paying area for opticians, dispensing in Georgia is Columbus with a median annual salary of $35,590. The second highest paying city/area in Georgia State is North Georgia nonmetropolitan area (mean annual salary $35,340). The lowest paying area is Gainesville with a median annual salary of $19,130.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Columbus
$35,590
North Georgia nonmetropolitan area
$35,340
Middle Georgia nonmetropolitan area
$32,510
South Georgia nonmetropolitan area
$30,500
Valdosta
$30,260
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta
$29,490
Gainesville
$19,130


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