Opticians, Dispensing Salary Information in Kansas

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$21,940
25th Percentile Wage
$24,960
50th Percentile Wage
$29,330
75th Percentile Wage
$34,730
90th Percentile Wage
$38,500

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for opticians, dispensing in Kansas in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $38,500. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $29,330. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $21,940.

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
$29,330
5.42% 2.90%
2016
$27,740
5.01% -
2015
$26,350
-2.05% -
2014
$26,890
-3.72% -
2013
$27,890
-2.12% -
2012
$28,480
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of opticians, dispensing in some Kansas cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of opticians, dispensing in state of Kansas ranges from $24,500 to $32,720. The highest paying area for opticians, dispensing in Kansas is Lawrence with a median annual salary of $32,720. The second highest paying city/area in Kansas State is Manhattan (mean annual salary $31,250). The lowest paying area is Topeka with a median annual salary of $24,500.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Lawrence
$32,720
Manhattan
$31,250
Wichita
$29,300
Kansas nonmetropolitan area
$27,200
Topeka
$24,500




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