Opticians, Dispensing Salary Information in Indiana

The average annual and hourly salaries for opticians, dispensing in the state of Indiana are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of opticians, dispensing among Indiana 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 Indiana

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$22,240
25th Percentile Wage
$25,790
50th Percentile Wage
$30,210
75th Percentile Wage
$36,430
90th Percentile Wage
$42,180

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for opticians, dispensing in Indiana in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $42,180. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $30,210. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $22,240.

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
$30,210
4.10% 4.87%
2016
$28,970
-0.72% -
2015
$29,180
1.03% -
2014
$28,880
-1.63% -
2013
$29,350
2.08% -
2012
$28,740
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of opticians, dispensing in some Indiana cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of opticians, dispensing in state of Indiana ranges from $26,600 to $34,660. The highest paying area for opticians, dispensing in Indiana is Anderson with a median annual salary of $34,660. The second highest paying city/area in Indiana State is Southern Indiana nonmetropolitan area (mean annual salary $33,590). The lowest paying area is Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $26,600.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Anderson
$34,660
Southern Indiana nonmetropolitan area
$33,590
Gary
$33,100
Elkhart-Goshen
$32,910
Lafayette
$30,320
Muncie
$29,980
Indianapolis-Carmel
$29,910
Kokomo
$29,820
Fort Wayne
$29,500
Central Indiana nonmetropolitan area
$29,120
Bloomington
$29,030
Terre Haute
$29,030
Michigan City-La Porte
$27,620
Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area
$26,600




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