Opticians, Dispensing Salary Information in Montana

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$22,700
25th Percentile Wage
$26,800
50th Percentile Wage
$32,530
75th Percentile Wage
$37,600
90th Percentile Wage
$44,910

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for opticians, dispensing in Montana in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $44,910. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $32,530. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $22,700.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$10.91
25th Percentile Wage
$12.89
50th Percentile Wage
$15.64
75th Percentile Wage
$18.07
90th Percentile Wage
$21.59

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for opticians, dispensing in Montana in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $21.59. The median hourly salary is $15.64. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $10.91.

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
201632,5300.34%7.96%
201532,4202.78%-
201431,5205.77%-
201329,700-0.81%-
201229,940--

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of opticians, dispensing in some Montana cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of opticians, dispensing in state of Montana ranges from $25,420 to $34,740. The highest paying area for opticians, dispensing in Montana is Billings with a median annual salary of $34,740. The second highest paying city/area in Montana State is Great Falls (mean annual salary $33,740). The lowest paying area is Central Montana nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $25,420.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Billings
$34,740
Great Falls
$33,740
Southwestern Montana nonmetropolitan area
$28,930
Central Montana nonmetropolitan area
$25,420


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