Opticians, Dispensing Salary Information in Nebraska

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$22,680
25th Percentile Wage
$27,040
50th Percentile Wage
$33,510
75th Percentile Wage
$42,080
90th Percentile Wage
$49,420

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for opticians, dispensing in Nebraska in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $49,420. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $33,510. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $22,680.

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
$33,510
4.89% 10.92%
2016
$31,870
8.94% -
2015
$29,020
-1.10% -
2014
$29,340
1.98% -
2013
$28,760
-3.79% -
2012
$29,850
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of opticians, dispensing in some Nebraska cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of opticians, dispensing in state of Nebraska ranges from $30,440 to $36,550. The highest paying area for opticians, dispensing in Nebraska is Omaha-Council Bluffs with a median annual salary of $36,550. The second highest paying city/area in Nebraska State is Lincoln (mean annual salary $32,700). The lowest paying area is Northeastern Nebraska nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $30,440.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Omaha-Council Bluffs
$36,550
Lincoln
$32,700
Central Nebraska nonmetropolitan area
$32,490
Western Nebraska nonmetropolitan area
$31,750
Northeastern Nebraska nonmetropolitan area
$30,440




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