Opticians, Dispensing Salary Information in Idaho

The average annual and hourly salaries for opticians, dispensing in the state of Idaho are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of opticians, dispensing among Idaho areas 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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$21,530
25th Percentile Wage
$24,640
50th Percentile Wage
$32,160
75th Percentile Wage
$40,640
90th Percentile Wage
$52,820

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for opticians, dispensing in Idaho in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $52,820. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $32,160. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $21,530.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of opticians, dispensing from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$32,160
-1.74% 15.17%
2016
$32,720
0.95% -
2015
$32,410
11.82% -
2014
$28,580
7.45% -
2013
$26,450
-3.14% -
2012
$27,280
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of opticians, dispensing in some Idaho cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of opticians, dispensing in state of Idaho ranges from $22,160 to $34,600. The highest paying area for opticians, dispensing in Idaho is Southcentral Idaho nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $34,600. The second highest paying city/area in Idaho State is Boise City-Nampa (mean annual salary $33,260). The lowest paying area is Pocatello with a median annual salary of $22,160.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Southcentral Idaho nonmetropolitan area
$34,600
Boise City-Nampa
$33,260
Coeur dAlene
$29,280
Idaho Falls
$28,520
Pocatello
$22,160




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