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Opticians, Dispensing Salary Information in Massachusetts

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$36,200
25th Percentile Wage
$47,850
50th Percentile Wage
$59,300
75th Percentile Wage
$75,640
90th Percentile Wage
$96,560

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for opticians, dispensing in Massachusetts in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $96,560. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $59,300. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $36,200.

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
$59,300
3.58% 20.57%
2016
$57,180
9.22% -
2015
$51,910
2.83% -
2014
$50,440
0.02% -
2013
$50,430
6.60% -
2012
$47,100
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of opticians, dispensing in some Massachusetts cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of opticians, dispensing in state of Massachusetts ranges from $46,170 to $75,620. The highest paying area for opticians, dispensing in Massachusetts is Boston-Cambridge-Quincy with a median annual salary of $75,620. The second highest paying city/area in Massachusetts State is Boston-Cambridge-Quincy (mean annual salary $61,970). The lowest paying area is Worcester with a median annual salary of $46,170.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy
$75,620
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy
$61,970
Northwest Massachusetts nonmetropolitan area
$61,810
Leominster-Fitchburg-Gardner
$60,250
Barnstable Town
$56,880
New Bedford
$55,920
Peabody
$49,970
Brockton-Bridgewater-Easton
$48,810
Springfield
$47,050
Framingham
$46,820
Worcester
$46,170




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