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Highest Paying States for Opticians, Dispensing

The highest paying states 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 states are also shown in the table. As shown in the table, with an annual salary of $59,300, Massachusetts is the highest paying state for opticians, dispensing. It is followed by New Jersey (average annual salary $57,990). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in April 2018 [1]. For more salary information of opticians, dispensing in a specific state, use the links in the table.

Table 1. Highest Paying States for Opticians, Dispensing

Rank State Average Salary i Entry Level
Salary i
# of
Empl. i
1 Massachusetts
$59,300
$36,200 1,750
2 New Jersey
$57,990
$42,260 1,390
3 New York
$55,170
$28,100 3,440
4 Rhode Island
$51,280
$33,390 290
5 Washington
$46,310
$29,350 1,280
6 Virginia
$44,520
$30,070 1,780
7 District of Columbia
$44,110
$26,350 290
8 Vermont
$43,530
$31,950 80
9 Alaska
$42,410
$31,200 130
10 Connecticut
$41,110
$26,070 720
11 Kentucky
$40,300
$25,840 1,040
12 North Carolina
$39,360
$26,740 1,800
13 California
$39,300
$26,590 7,600
14 New Hampshire
$38,850
$27,310 550
15 Maine
$38,280
$26,940 370
16 Florida
$37,940
$23,240 4,900
17 Hawaii
$37,490
$25,210 300
18 Ohio
$37,390
$26,280 3,240
19 Minnesota
$37,360
$27,600 1,960
20 Tennessee
$36,920
$23,800 1,760
21 Oregon
$36,830
$25,240 1,240
22 Pennsylvania
$36,570
$24,440 2,970
23 Delaware
$36,380
$20,390 390
24 South Carolina
$36,350
$22,840 1,050
25 Nevada
$35,820
$26,600 560
26 Arkansas
$35,730
$23,740 520
27 Colorado
$35,690
$25,120 1,370
28 Maryland
$35,270
$26,160 1,130
29 Arizona
$34,990
$25,620 1,810
30 Michigan
$34,050
$24,280 3,650
31 Nebraska
$33,510
$22,680 810
32 Illinois
$33,360
$21,510 3,350
33 Montana
$32,370
$23,200 350
34 New Mexico
$32,350
$22,560 390
35 Idaho
$32,160
$21,530 490
36 Texas
$32,040
$22,780 6,100
37 Georgia
$31,540
$20,920 1,540
38 Wisconsin
$31,260
$20,180 1,900
39 North Dakota
$31,100
$24,490 390
40 Louisiana
$30,740
$23,350 1,150
41 Iowa
$30,570
$22,560 910
42 Utah
$30,310
$21,500 710
43 Indiana
$30,210
$22,240 2,140
44 Oklahoma
$30,100
$20,810 870
45 Missouri
$29,940
$21,760 1,590
46 Mississippi
$29,690
$22,420 470
47 Kansas
$29,330
$21,940 840
48 South Dakota
$29,300
$22,180 430
49 Wyoming
$29,110
$21,660 260
50 West Virginia
$28,880
$21,720 310
51 Alabama
$28,750
$18,940 1,090
52 Puerto Rico
$19,310
$16,200 790
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