The salary statistics of opticians, dispensing in the industry sector of health care and social assistance are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare opticians, dispensing salaries in different industries within the health care and social assistance sector.
|Percentile Bracket||Average Annual Salary|
|10th Percentile Wage||$24,590|
|25th Percentile Wage||$29,110|
|50th Percentile Wage||$35,640|
|75th Percentile Wage||$44,200|
|90th Percentile Wage||$54,810|
Table 1 shows the average annual salary for opticians, dispensing in the industry sector of health care and social assistance. 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 $54,810. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $35,640. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid opticians, dispensing is $24,590.
The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of opticians, dispensing in the industry sector of health care and social assistance from 2012 to 2017.
|Year||Median Salary||Yearly Growth||5-Year Growth|
The average salaries of opticians, dispensing in 17 industries in the health care and social assistance 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 outpatient care centers industry with an annual salary $47,500. The lowest paying industry is the other ambulatory health care services industry (annual salary $28,260). For detailed opticians, dispensing salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.
|Industry Name||Median Annual Salary|
|Outpatient Care Centers|| |
|General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - State government owned|| |
|Hospitals - State government owned|| |
|Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)|| |
|General Medical and Surgical Hospitals|| |
|Hospitals - Privately owned|| |
|General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Privately owned|| |
|Offices of Physicians|| |
|Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals|| |
|Specialty hospitals - Privately owned|| |
|Ambulatory Health Care Services|| |
|Offices of Optometrists|| |
|Offices of Other Health Practitioners|| |
|Outpatient Mental Health and Substance Abuse Centers|| |
|Home Health Care Services|| |
|All Other Ambulatory Health Care Services|| |
|Other Ambulatory Health Care Services|| |
Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2017 and published in April 2018 .