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Highest Paying Industries for Opticians, Dispensing

The top 37 highest paying industries 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 in those industries are also shown. As shown in the table, with an average annual salary of $59,800, management of companies and enterprises is the highest paying industry for opticians, dispensing. It is followed by general medical and surgical hospitals - privately owned industry (average annual salary $48,720). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in May 2015 [1]. For more information about salaries of opticians, dispensing in a specific industry, use the links in the table.

Table 1. 37 Highest Paying Industries for Opticians, Dispensing

Industry Average Salary i # of
Empl. i
1 Management of Companies and Enterprises
$59,800
30
2 General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Privately owned
$48,720
250
3 Hospitals - Privately owned
$48,210
280
4 General Medical and Surgical Hospitals
$46,180
300
5 Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)
$45,880
330
6 Colleges, universities, and professional schools - Privately owned
$42,770
40
7 Educational Services - Privately owned
$42,770
40
8 Educational Services
$41,140
n/a
9 Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools
$41,100
n/a
10 Medical Equipment and Supplies Manufacturing
$40,300
200
11 Miscellaneous Manufacturing
$40,300
200
12 Manufacturing
$40,300
200
13 Educational Services - State government owned
$40,150
90
14 Colleges, universities, and professional schools - State government owned
$40,070
90
15 State government, including schools and hospitals
$40,030
140
16 Public sector -- Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospit
$39,720
220
17 General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - State government owned
$39,160
40
18 Local government, including schools and hospitals
$38,930
80
19 Hospitals - State government owned
$38,800
40
20 Outpatient Care Centers
$38,600
680
21 Offices of Physicians
$37,630
7,240
22 Health and Personal Care Stores
$37,330
23,540
23 Employment Services
$35,120
90
24 Administrative and Support Services
$35,120
90
25 Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$35,120
90
26 Retail Trade
$34,980
36,190
27 Health Care and Social Assistance
$33,710
36,200
28 Ambulatory Health Care Services
$33,640
35,870
29 Offices of Optometrists
$32,580
27,890
30 Offices of Other Health Practitioners
$32,580
27,920
31 Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers
$32,000
110
32 Merchant Wholesalers, Durable Goods
$32,000
110
33 Wholesale Trade
$32,000
110
34 Outpatient Mental Health and Substance Abuse Centers
$30,390
90
35 Other General Merchandise Stores
$30,310
10,230
36 General Merchandise Stores
$29,760
12,640
37 Department Stores
$27,590
2,410
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