Opticians, Dispensing Salary Information in Louisiana

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$23,350
25th Percentile Wage
$26,850
50th Percentile Wage
$30,740
75th Percentile Wage
$37,730
90th Percentile Wage
$45,160

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for opticians, dispensing in Louisiana in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $45,160. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $30,740. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $23,350.

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
$30,740
-5.17% 11.74%
2016
$32,330
5.82% -
2015
$30,450
5.45% -
2014
$28,790
3.96% -
2013
$27,650
1.88% -
2012
$27,130
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Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Opticians, Dispensing in Louisiana Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of opticians, dispensing in some Louisiana cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of opticians, dispensing in state of Louisiana ranges from $23,900 to $35,390. The highest paying area for opticians, dispensing in Louisiana is Monroe with a median annual salary of $35,390. The second highest paying city/area in Louisiana State is New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner (mean annual salary $33,200). The lowest paying area is Alexandria with a median annual salary of $23,900.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Monroe
$35,390
New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner
$33,200
Baton Rouge
$32,840
Shreveport-Bossier City
$31,390
Houma-Bayou Cane-Thibodaux
$30,930
Lafayette
$30,100
Natchitoches nonmetropolitan area
$28,670
Lake Charles
$28,270
New Iberia nonmetropolitan area
$27,610
Hammond nonmetropolitan area
$27,360
Winnsboro nonmetropolitan area
$25,720
Alexandria
$23,900




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