Opticians, Dispensing Salary Information in Iowa

The average annual and hourly salaries for opticians, dispensing in the state of Iowa are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of opticians, dispensing amongst Iowa cities is shown in Table 3. The salary statistics are based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Opticians, Dispensing in Iowa

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$21,600
25th Percentile Wage
$25,350
50th Percentile Wage
$30,470
75th Percentile Wage
$38,500
90th Percentile Wage
$47,330

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for opticians, dispensing in Iowa in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $47,330. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $30,470. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $21,600.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$10.39
25th Percentile Wage
$12.19
50th Percentile Wage
$14.65
75th Percentile Wage
$18.51
90th Percentile Wage
$22.75

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for opticians, dispensing in Iowa in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $22.75. The median hourly salary is $14.65. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $10.39.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of opticians, dispensing from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201630,4704.20%8.60%
201529,190-3.36%-
201430,1703.68%-
201329,0604.16%-
201227,850--

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Opticians, Dispensing in Iowa Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of opticians, dispensing in some Iowa cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of opticians, dispensing in state of Iowa ranges from $26,770 to $34,790. The highest paying area for opticians, dispensing in Iowa is Des Moines-West Des Moines with a median annual salary of $34,790. The second highest paying city/area in Iowa State is Dubuque (mean annual salary $31,800). The lowest paying area is Davenport-Moline-Rock Island with a median annual salary of $26,770.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Des Moines-West Des Moines
$34,790
Dubuque
$31,800
Iowa City
$30,660
Ames
$28,960
Northwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area
$28,920
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area
$28,720
Northeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area
$28,380
Cedar Rapids
$27,890
Davenport-Moline-Rock Island
$26,770



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