Opticians, Dispensing Salary in Sector of Retail Trade

The salary statistics of opticians, dispensing in the industry sector of retail trade are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare opticians, dispensing salaries in different industries within the retail trade sector.

Average Annual Salary of Opticians, Dispensing

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$22,000
25th Percentile Wage
$27,300
50th Percentile Wage
$35,990
75th Percentile Wage
$47,850
90th Percentile Wage
$59,530

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for opticians, dispensing in the industry sector of retail trade. The salaries are shown in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) opticians, dispensing is $59,530. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $35,990. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid opticians, dispensing is $22,000.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of opticians, dispensing in the industry sector of retail trade from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201635,9902.28%4.56%
201535,1700.54%-
201434,9800.74%-
201334,7201.07%-
201234,350--

Compare Opticians, Dispensing Salary in Different Industries within the Retail Trade Sector

The average salaries of opticians, dispensing in five industries in the retail trade sector are shown below. We note that within this industry sector, the salaries vary among different industries. The highest paying industry for opticians, dispensing occupations is the health and personal care stores industry with an annual salary $36,670. The lowest paying industry is the department stores industry (annual salary $30,650). For detailed opticians, dispensing salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Health and Personal Care Stores
$36,670
Health and Personal Care Stores
$36,670
Other General Merchandise Stores
$35,130
General Merchandise Stores
$34,500
Department Stores
$30,650

Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].



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