Opticians, Dispensing Salary Information in Kentucky

The average annual and hourly salaries for opticians, dispensing in the state of Kentucky are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of opticians, dispensing among Kentucky 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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$25,840
25th Percentile Wage
$31,600
50th Percentile Wage
$40,300
75th Percentile Wage
$50,720
90th Percentile Wage
$59,190

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for opticians, dispensing in Kentucky in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $59,190. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $40,300. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $25,840.

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
$40,300
-4.37% 23.03%
2016
$42,060
15.07% -
2015
$35,720
2.27% -
2014
$34,910
8.19% -
2013
$32,050
3.21% -
2012
$31,020
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of opticians, dispensing in some Kentucky cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of opticians, dispensing in state of Kentucky ranges from $32,920 to $48,240. The highest paying area for opticians, dispensing in Kentucky is East Kentucky nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $48,240. The second highest paying city/area in Kentucky State is West Kentucky nonmetropolitan area (mean annual salary $41,920). The lowest paying area is Evansville with a median annual salary of $32,920.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
East Kentucky nonmetropolitan area
$48,240
West Kentucky nonmetropolitan area
$41,920
Louisville-Jefferson County
$39,880
Bowling Green
$39,600
West Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area
$38,330
Lexington-Fayette
$35,450
South Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area
$34,710
Evansville
$32,920




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