Opticians, Dispensing Salary in Sector of Educational Services

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

Average Annual Salary of Opticians, Dispensing

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$31,220
25th Percentile Wage
$35,710
50th Percentile Wage
$42,850
75th Percentile Wage
$49,930
90th Percentile Wage
$58,360

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for opticians, dispensing in the industry sector of educational services. 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 $58,360. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $42,850. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid opticians, dispensing is $31,220.

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 educational services from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201642,8503.94%11.53%
201541,1600.05%-
201441,1403.91%-
201339,5304.10%-
201237,910--

Compare Opticians, Dispensing Salary in Different Industries within the Educational Services Sector

The average salaries of opticians, dispensing in six industries in the educational services 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 educational services industry with an annual salary $42,850. The lowest paying industry is the colleges, universities, and professional schools - state government owned industry (annual salary $41,430). For detailed opticians, dispensing salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Educational Services
$42,850
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools
$42,660
Colleges, universities, and professional schools - Privately owned
$42,360
Educational Services - Privately owned
$42,360
Educational Services - State government owned
$41,520
Colleges, universities, and professional schools - State government owned
$41,430

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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