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 metropolitan 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 Indiana

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$20,670
25th Percentile Wage
$23,660
50th Percentile Wage
$28,970
75th Percentile Wage
$35,610
90th Percentile Wage
$40,760

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 $40,760. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $28,970. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $20,670.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$9.94
25th Percentile Wage
$11.37
50th Percentile Wage
$13.93
75th Percentile Wage
$17.12
90th Percentile Wage
$19.59

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for opticians, dispensing in Indiana in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $19.59. The median hourly salary is $13.93. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $9.94.

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
201628,970-0.72%0.79%
201529,1801.03%-
201428,880-1.63%-
201329,3502.08%-
201228,740--

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 $23,400 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 $32,300). The lowest paying area is Fort Wayne with a median annual salary of $23,400.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Anderson
$34,660
Southern Indiana nonmetropolitan area
$32,300
Gary
$31,820
Elkhart-Goshen
$31,320
Lafayette
$30,320
Kokomo
$29,540
Central Indiana nonmetropolitan area
$29,300
Terre Haute
$29,030
Indianapolis-Carmel
$28,220
Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area
$24,790
Fort Wayne
$23,400


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