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 among 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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$23,200
25th Percentile Wage
$26,960
50th Percentile Wage
$32,370
75th Percentile Wage
$37,760
90th Percentile Wage
$46,160

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 $46,160. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $32,370. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $23,200.

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
$32,370
-0.49% 7.51%
2016
$32,530
0.34% -
2015
$32,420
2.78% -
2014
$31,520
5.77% -
2013
$29,700
-0.81% -
2012
$29,940
- -

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 $35,340. The highest paying area for opticians, dispensing in Montana is Billings with a median annual salary of $35,340. The second highest paying city/area in Montana State is Missoula (mean annual salary $34,360). The lowest paying area is Central Montana nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $25,420.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Billings
$35,340
Missoula
$34,360
Southwestern Montana nonmetropolitan area
$30,750
Great Falls
$29,960
Western Montana nonmetropolitan area
$27,010
Central Montana nonmetropolitan area
$25,420




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