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Opticians, Dispensing Salary in Sector of Federal, State, and Local Government

The salary statistics of opticians, dispensing in the industry sector of federal, state, and local government are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare opticians, dispensing salaries in different industries within the federal, state, and local government sector.

Average Annual Salary of Opticians, Dispensing

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$21,260
25th Percentile Wage
$25,660
50th Percentile Wage
$35,590
75th Percentile Wage
$46,890
90th Percentile Wage
$55,620

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for opticians, dispensing in the industry sector of federal, state, and local government. 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 $55,620. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $35,590. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid opticians, dispensing is $21,260.

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 federal, state, and local government from 2012 to 2016. Note that there is no salary data for some years between 2012 and 2016.

YearMedian Salary Growth1-Year Growth
201335,59011.32%11.32%
201231,560--

Compare Opticians, Dispensing Salary in Different Industries within the Federal, State, and Local Government Sector

The average salaries of opticians, dispensing in five industries in the federal, state, and local government 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 state government, including schools and hospitals industry with an annual salary $42,200. The lowest paying industry is the federal, state, and local government (oes designation) industry (annual salary $35,590). For detailed opticians, dispensing salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
State government, including schools and hospitals
$42,200
Public sector -- Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospit
$41,430
Local government, including schools and hospitals
$38,480
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$36,330
Federal, State, and Local Government (OES Designation)
$35,590

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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