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Opticians, Dispensing Salary Information in North Carolina

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$26,740
25th Percentile Wage
$31,420
50th Percentile Wage
$39,360
75th Percentile Wage
$50,950
90th Percentile Wage
$59,330

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for opticians, dispensing in North Carolina in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $59,330. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $39,360. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $26,740.

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
$39,360
1.12% 11.46%
2016
$38,920
0.44% -
2015
$38,750
2.68% -
2014
$37,710
6.21% -
2013
$35,370
1.47% -
2012
$34,850
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Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Opticians, Dispensing in North Carolina Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of opticians, dispensing in some North Carolina cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of opticians, dispensing in state of North Carolina ranges from $28,430 to $52,800. The highest paying area for opticians, dispensing in North Carolina is Wilmington with a median annual salary of $52,800. The second highest paying city/area in North Carolina State is Raleigh-Cary (mean annual salary $46,490). The lowest paying area is Other North Carolina nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $28,430.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Wilmington
$52,800
Raleigh-Cary
$46,490
Northeastern North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$46,250
Durham-Chapel Hill
$43,650
Asheville
$40,060
Jacksonville
$39,470
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton
$38,380
Western Central North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$37,360
Greensboro-High Point
$36,780
Winston-Salem
$36,020
Western North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$34,370
Fayetteville
$31,070
Rocky Mount
$31,050
Burlington
$30,750
Other North Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$28,430




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