Opticians, Dispensing Salary Information in Missouri

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$21,760
25th Percentile Wage
$25,950
50th Percentile Wage
$29,940
75th Percentile Wage
$36,190
90th Percentile Wage
$45,890

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for opticians, dispensing in Missouri in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $45,890. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $29,940. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $21,760.

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
$29,940
3.14% 8.82%
2016
$29,000
7.41% -
2015
$26,850
2.61% -
2014
$26,150
1.80% -
2013
$25,680
-6.31% -
2012
$27,300
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of opticians, dispensing in some Missouri cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of opticians, dispensing in state of Missouri ranges from $24,670 to $33,260. The highest paying area for opticians, dispensing in Missouri is Cape Girardeau-Jackson with a median annual salary of $33,260. The second highest paying city/area in Missouri State is Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers (mean annual salary $32,560). The lowest paying area is Columbia with a median annual salary of $24,670.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Cape Girardeau-Jackson
$33,260
Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers
$32,560
Joplin
$32,150
Kansas City
$31,510
Springfield
$31,440
St Louis
$30,450
Southeast Missouri nonmetropolitan area
$28,500
North Missouri nonmetropolitan area
$28,480
Southwest Missouri nonmetropolitan area
$27,570
Jefferson City
$27,010
Central Missouri nonmetropolitan area
$26,910
Columbia
$24,670




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