Opticians, Dispensing Salary Information in Illinois

The average annual and hourly salaries for opticians, dispensing in the state of Illinois are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of opticians, dispensing among Illinois 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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$21,140
25th Percentile Wage
$25,200
50th Percentile Wage
$32,430
75th Percentile Wage
$42,520
90th Percentile Wage
$53,890

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for opticians, dispensing in Illinois in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $53,890. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $32,430. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $21,140.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$10.16
25th Percentile Wage
$12.12
50th Percentile Wage
$15.59
75th Percentile Wage
$20.44
90th Percentile Wage
$25.91

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for opticians, dispensing in Illinois in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $25.91. The median hourly salary is $15.59. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $10.16.

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
201632,4303.92%1.88%
201531,160-0.39%-
201431,280-0.29%-
201331,370-1.43%-
201231,820--

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of opticians, dispensing in some Illinois cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of opticians, dispensing in state of Illinois ranges from $28,270 to $35,690. The highest paying area for opticians, dispensing in Illinois is Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL Metropolitan Division) with a median annual salary of $35,690. The second highest paying city/area in Illinois State is Bloomington-Normal (mean annual salary $34,860). The lowest paying area is West Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $28,270.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL Metropolitan Division)
$35,690
Bloomington-Normal
$34,860
Rockford
$34,160
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL-IN-WI Area)
$34,100
South Illinois nonmetropolitan area
$32,330
Champaign-Urbana
$32,000
East Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area
$30,430
Springfield
$30,340
Peoria
$29,930
Northwest Illinois nonmetropolitan area
$29,170
West Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area
$28,270



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