Opticians, Dispensing Salary Information in Michigan

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$24,280
25th Percentile Wage
$28,220
50th Percentile Wage
$34,050
75th Percentile Wage
$39,710
90th Percentile Wage
$47,920

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for opticians, dispensing in Michigan in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $47,920. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $34,050. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $24,280.

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
$34,050
-2.03% 6.61%
2016
$34,740
1.55% -
2015
$34,200
-0.29% -
2014
$34,300
4.52% -
2013
$32,750
2.90% -
2012
$31,800
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of opticians, dispensing in some Michigan cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of opticians, dispensing in state of Michigan ranges from $27,530 to $39,820. The highest paying area for opticians, dispensing in Michigan is Jackson with a median annual salary of $39,820. The second highest paying city/area in Michigan State is Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn (mean annual salary $39,400). The lowest paying area is Northeast Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $27,530.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Jackson
$39,820
Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn
$39,400
Lansing-East Lansing
$38,830
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills
$37,170
Battle Creek
$36,850
Ann Arbor
$35,750
Grand Rapids-Wyoming
$35,400
Detroit-Warren-Livonia
$34,480
Flint
$34,430
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area
$34,080
South Bend-Mishawaka
$32,960
Northwest Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area
$32,610
Upper Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area
$32,260
Kalamazoo-Portage
$32,200
Niles-Benton Harbor
$31,080
Saginaw-Saginaw Township North
$29,990
Bay City
$29,100
Holland-Grand Haven
$28,760
Northeast Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area
$27,530




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