Opticians, Dispensing Salary Information in Minnesota

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$25,690
25th Percentile Wage
$30,560
50th Percentile Wage
$37,470
75th Percentile Wage
$47,250
90th Percentile Wage
$56,540

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for opticians, dispensing in Minnesota in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $56,540. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $37,470. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $25,690.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$12.35
25th Percentile Wage
$14.69
50th Percentile Wage
$18.02
75th Percentile Wage
$22.72
90th Percentile Wage
$27.18

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for opticians, dispensing in Minnesota in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $27.18. The median hourly salary is $18.02. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $12.35.

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
201637,4705.02%10.44%
201535,5903.65%-
201434,2901.49%-
201333,7800.65%-
201233,560--

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of opticians, dispensing in some Minnesota cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of opticians, dispensing in state of Minnesota ranges from $29,870 to $37,390. The highest paying area for opticians, dispensing in Minnesota is St Cloud with a median annual salary of $37,390. The second highest paying city/area in Minnesota State is Rochester (mean annual salary $34,880). The lowest paying area is Southwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $29,870.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
St Cloud
$37,390
Rochester
$34,880
Mankato-North Mankato
$33,290
Northwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area
$32,290
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area
$31,180
Northeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area
$30,570
Southwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area
$29,870



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