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 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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$23,520
25th Percentile Wage
$28,490
50th Percentile Wage
$34,740
75th Percentile Wage
$41,380
90th Percentile Wage
$49,130

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 $49,130. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $34,740. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $23,520.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$11.31
25th Percentile Wage
$13.70
50th Percentile Wage
$16.70
75th Percentile Wage
$19.89
90th Percentile Wage
$23.62

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for opticians, dispensing in Michigan in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $23.62. The median hourly salary is $16.70. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $11.31.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of opticians, dispensing from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201634,7401.55%8.46%
201534,200-0.29%-
201434,3004.52%-
201332,7502.90%-
201231,800--

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 $26,260 to $37,520. The highest paying area for opticians, dispensing in Michigan is Detroit-Warren-Livonia with a median annual salary of $37,520. The second highest paying city/area in Michigan State is Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills (mean annual salary $37,170). The lowest paying area is Bay City with a median annual salary of $26,260.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Detroit-Warren-Livonia
$37,520
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills
$37,170
Ann Arbor
$35,970
Lansing-East Lansing
$35,010
Flint
$34,580
Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn
$34,020
Northeast Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area
$33,160
Grand Rapids-Wyoming
$33,120
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area
$32,100
South Bend-Mishawaka
$31,480
Northwest Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area
$31,360
Jackson
$31,280
Kalamazoo-Portage
$31,250
Upper Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area
$30,970
Saginaw-Saginaw Township North
$30,080
Holland-Grand Haven
$28,760
Bay City
$26,260


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