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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$21,510
25th Percentile Wage
$25,470
50th Percentile Wage
$33,360
75th Percentile Wage
$43,670
90th Percentile Wage
$56,130

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 $56,130. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $33,360. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $21,510.

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
$33,360
2.79% 4.62%
2016
$32,430
3.92% -
2015
$31,160
-0.39% -
2014
$31,280
-0.29% -
2013
$31,370
-1.43% -
2012
$31,820
- -

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 $29,210 to $35,750. The highest paying area for opticians, dispensing in Illinois is Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL Metropolitan Division) with a median annual salary of $35,750. The second highest paying city/area in Illinois State is Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL-IN-WI Area) (mean annual salary $35,110). The lowest paying area is West Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $29,210.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL Metropolitan Division)
$35,750
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL-IN-WI Area)
$35,110
Bloomington-Normal
$34,860
Champaign-Urbana
$33,770
Northwest Illinois nonmetropolitan area
$33,760
East Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area
$33,740
South Illinois nonmetropolitan area
$32,770
Decatur
$32,150
Springfield
$31,440
Peoria
$30,270
Rockford
$30,030
West Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area
$29,210




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