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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 $57,180, Massachusetts is the highest paying state for opticians, dispensing. It is followed by New Jersey (average annual salary $56,110). 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 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
$57,180
$37,490 1,520
2 New Jersey
$56,110
$35,780 1,540
3 New York
$52,420
$26,740 3,450
4 Rhode Island
$49,430
$33,930 260
5 Washington
$44,660
$28,480 1,380
6 Alaska
$44,600
$28,600 140
7 Virginia
$42,660
$23,330 2,210
8 Kentucky
$42,060
$23,680 810
9 District of Columbia
$41,280
$24,860 290
10 Vermont
$39,800
$31,640 100
11 North Carolina
$38,920
$25,960 1,620
12 Connecticut
$38,440
$26,420 880
13 California
$38,360
$24,330 8,040
14 Delaware
$38,050
$20,440 430
15 Minnesota
$37,470
$25,690 2,080
16 Florida
$36,680
$23,790 4,930
17 Hawaii
$36,610
$22,720 450
18 Colorado
$36,400
$24,730 1,330
19 New Hampshire
$36,380
$25,230 510
20 Nevada
$36,210
$25,690 430
21 Pennsylvania
$36,160
$23,100 3,310
22 Ohio
$36,040
$24,930 2,930
23 Oregon
$36,030
$24,290 1,280
24 Maryland
$35,910
$25,920 1,270
25 Maine
$35,840
$23,830 330
26 Michigan
$34,740
$23,520 3,370
27 South Carolina
$34,130
$20,770 1,090
28 Arkansas
$34,110
$23,640 460
29 Wyoming
$33,910
$24,660 240
30 Arizona
$33,810
$24,930 1,870
31 Tennessee
$33,020
$21,510 1,710
32 Idaho
$32,720
$21,120 420
33 Montana
$32,530
$22,700 310
34 New Mexico
$32,480
$21,630 290
35 Illinois
$32,430
$21,140 3,200
36 Louisiana
$32,330
$21,410 1,220
37 Nebraska
$31,870
$21,770 740
38 Texas
$31,400
$20,880 6,430
39 Iowa
$30,470
$21,600 780
40 North Dakota
$30,440
$22,380 340
41 Georgia
$30,380
$20,440 1,460
42 Wisconsin
$30,330
$19,600 1,810
43 Alabama
$30,240
$19,390 1,210
44 Utah
$29,940
$21,220 640
45 South Dakota
$29,880
$22,000 420
46 West Virginia
$29,380
$21,740 330
47 Missouri
$29,000
$20,500 1,530
48 Indiana
$28,970
$20,670 1,750
49 Mississippi
$28,710
$20,250 370
50 Oklahoma
$28,520
$19,110 810
51 Kansas
$27,740
$21,140 920
52 Puerto Rico
$22,260
$16,880 530
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