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Opticians, Dispensing Salary Information in North Dakota

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$24,490
25th Percentile Wage
$27,120
50th Percentile Wage
$31,100
75th Percentile Wage
$37,070
90th Percentile Wage
$44,330

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for opticians, dispensing in North Dakota in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $44,330. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $31,100. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $24,490.

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
$31,100
2.12% 17.30%
2016
$30,440
9.17% -
2015
$27,650
0.14% -
2014
$27,610
1.85% -
2013
$27,100
5.09% -
2012
$25,720
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of opticians, dispensing in some North Dakota cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of opticians, dispensing in state of North Dakota ranges from $22,550 to $34,680. The highest paying area for opticians, dispensing in North Dakota is Far Western North Dakota nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $34,680. The second highest paying city/area in North Dakota State is West Central North Dakota nonmetropolitan area (mean annual salary $34,180). The lowest paying area is East Central North Dakota nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $22,550.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Far Western North Dakota nonmetropolitan area
$34,680
West Central North Dakota nonmetropolitan area
$34,180
Fargo
$32,560
Bismarck
$30,450
Grand Forks
$27,750
East Central North Dakota nonmetropolitan area
$22,550




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