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Highest Paying Cities for Opticians, Dispensing

The top 100 highest paying cities for opticians, dispensing (ranked by average annual salary) are listed in Table 1. The entry level salary (as measured by the salary of the lowest 10% paid earners) and the number of employment of opticians, dispensing in those cities are also shown in the table. As shown in the table, with a annual salary of $71,920, Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Massachusetts is the highest paying city for opticians, dispensing. It is followed by Northwest Massachusetts nonmetropolitan area, Massachusetts (average annual salary $61,810). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in April 2017 [1]. For more salary information of opticians, dispensing in a specific city, use the links in the table.

Table 1. 100 Highest Paying Cities/Areas for Opticians, Dispensing

Rank City/Area Average Salary i # of
Empl. i
1 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Massachusetts
$71,920
680
2 Northwest Massachusetts nonmetropolitan area, Massachusetts
$61,810
40
3 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Massachusetts
$58,780
1,120
4 Camden, New Jersey
$57,990
100
5 Leominster-Fitchburg-Gardner, Massachusetts
$57,840
50
6 New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, New York
$56,310
3,420
7 Peabody, Massachusetts
$56,280
70
8 Newark-Union, Pennsylvania
$55,930
590
9 Barnstable Town, Massachusetts
$55,760
n/a
10 Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, Washington
$55,040
330
11 Trenton-Ewing, New Jersey
$54,960
70
12 Nassau-Suffolk, New York
$53,600
620
13 Northeastern North Carolina nonmetropolitan area, North Carolina
$53,440
90
14 San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, California
$53,280
490
15 New York-White Plains-Wayne, New York
$53,070
1,140
16 Edison-New Brunswick, New Jersey
$52,980
450
17 Rochester, New York
$52,960
180
18 Louisville-Jefferson County, Kentucky
$52,330
140
19 Vallejo-Fairfield, California
$52,290
80
20 Lowell-Billerica-Chelmsford, New Hampshire
$52,050
30
21 Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, Washington
$51,760
490
22 East Kentucky nonmetropolitan area, Kentucky
$50,860
70
23 Winchester, West Virginia
$50,430
30
24 Poughkeepsie-Newburgh-Middletown, New York
$50,330
60
25 Danbury, Connecticut
$50,170
n/a
26 Providence-Fall River-Warwick, Rhode Island
$49,050
330
27 Brockton-Bridgewater-Easton, Massachusetts
$48,810
50
28 Railbelt-Southwest Alaska nonmetropolitan area, Alaska
$48,710
n/a
29 Syracuse, New York
$48,540
140
30 Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area, New York
$48,030
120
31 Buffalo-Niagara Falls, New York
$47,500
410
32 Santa Rosa-Petaluma, California
$47,490
80
33 Springfield, Massachusetts
$47,330
180
34 San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, California
$47,120
310
35 Southwestern Washington nonmetropolitan area, Washington
$46,750
30
36 Lebanon, Pennsylvania
$45,970
30
37 Framingham, Massachusetts
$45,970
140
38 Raleigh-Cary, North Carolina
$45,760
270
39 San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, California
$45,500
1,150
40 Burlington-South Burlington, Vermont
$45,230
40
41 Bowling Green, Kentucky
$45,170
50
42 Gainesville, Florida
$44,840
50
43 Santa Cruz-Watsonville, California
$44,800
80
44 Florence-Muscle Shoals, Alabama
$44,290
80
45 Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, Connecticut
$43,860
160
46 Boulder, Colorado
$43,590
150
47 Lakeland-Winter Haven, Florida
$43,510
100
48 Roanoke, Virginia
$43,510
200
49 Cape Coral-Fort Myers, Florida
$43,470
130
50 Richmond, Virginia
$43,420
380
51 Bellingham, Washington
$43,350
100
52 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, West Virginia
$42,980
1,320
53 Anchorage, Alaska
$42,570
100
54 North Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area, Tennessee
$42,430
110
55 Durham-Chapel Hill, North Carolina
$42,190
90
56 Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, Arkansas
$42,130
110
57 Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford, Virginia
$42,010
40
58 Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington, Wisconsin
$41,900
1,210
59 Southwestern Virginia nonmetropolitan area, Virginia
$41,900
60
60 Jacksonville, Florida
$41,760
320
61 Norwich-New London, Rhode Island
$41,700
30
62 Lexington-Fayette, Kentucky
$41,630
140
63 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
$41,600
750
64 Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, California
$41,510
910
65 Johnson City, Tennessee
$41,410
90
66 Port St Lucie, Florida
$41,330
90
67 Albany-Schenectady-Troy, New York
$41,300
110
68 North Port-Bradenton-Sarasota, Florida
$41,270
310
69 Asheville, North Carolina
$41,250
100
70 Bethesda-Rockville-Frederick, Maryland
$41,160
490
71 Bremerton-Silverdale, Washington
$41,120
40
72 Fresno, California
$40,830
140
73 Yakima, Washington
$40,830
30
74 Binghamton, New York
$40,610
60
75 Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, Virginia
$40,600
350
76 Wilmington, North Carolina
$40,520
80
77 Dover, Delaware
$40,300
n/a
78 Portland-South Portland-Biddeford, Maine
$40,280
120
79 Casper, Wyoming
$40,200
80
80 Rochester-Dover, New Hampshire
$40,120
60
81 Jackson, Tennessee
$39,870
n/a
82 Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, Florida
$39,760
130
83 Salinas, California
$39,760
100
84 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, District of Columbia
$39,740
1,880
85 Hagerstown-Martinsburg, West Virginia
$39,730
70
86 Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, California
$39,730
140
87 Naples-Marco Island, Florida
$39,640
60
88 Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, Colorado
$39,620
510
89 Lancaster, Pennsylvania
$39,620
230
90 Bangor, Maine
$39,610
30
91 Worcester, Massachusetts
$39,580
70
92 Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, Ohio
$39,490
630
93 Sussex County, Delaware
$39,480
50
94 Lawrence-Methuen-Salem, New Hampshire
$39,300
40
95 Chico, California
$39,260
40
96 Fayetteville, North Carolina
$39,230
60
97 Tacoma, Washington
$39,180
160
98 Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, Virginia
$39,130
60
99 San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles, California
$38,980
80
100 Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, Connecticut
$38,930
300
See also: Highest paying industries for opticians, dispensing.