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 among Minnesota metropolitan 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 Minnesota

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$27,600
25th Percentile Wage
$32,260
50th Percentile Wage
$37,360
75th Percentile Wage
$46,780
90th Percentile Wage
$57,530

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 $57,530. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $37,360. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $27,600.

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
$37,360
-0.29% 10.17%
2016
$37,470
5.02% -
2015
$35,590
3.65% -
2014
$34,290
1.49% -
2013
$33,780
0.65% -
2012
$33,560
- -

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 $30,570 to $37,920. The highest paying area for opticians, dispensing in Minnesota is St Cloud with a median annual salary of $37,920. The second highest paying city/area in Minnesota State is Rochester (mean annual salary $36,750). The lowest paying area is Northeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $30,570.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
St Cloud
$37,920
Rochester
$36,750
Mankato-North Mankato
$36,130
Northwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area
$34,670
Southwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area
$32,550
Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area
$31,900
Northeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area
$30,570




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