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.
|Percentile Bracket||Average Annual Salary|
|10th Percentile Wage||$24,400|
|25th Percentile Wage||$29,950|
|50th Percentile Wage||$39,020|
|75th Percentile Wage||$50,560|
|90th Percentile Wage||$65,390|
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 $65,390. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $39,020. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid opticians, dispensing is $24,400.
The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of opticians, dispensing in the industry sector of federal, state, and local government from 2012 to 2017. Note that there is no salary data for some years between 2012 and 2017.
|Year||Median Salary||Growth||5-Year Growth|
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 $44,260. The lowest paying industry is the local government, excluding schools and hospitals (oes designation) industry (annual salary $37,380). 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|| |
|Public sector -- Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospit|| |
|Local government, including schools and hospitals|| |
|Federal, State, and Local Government (OES Designation)|| |
|Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)|| |
Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2017 and published in April 2018 .