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Opticians, Dispensing Salary Information in New Jersey

The average annual and hourly salaries for opticians, dispensing in the state of New Jersey are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of opticians, dispensing among New Jersey 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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$35,780
25th Percentile Wage
$45,810
50th Percentile Wage
$56,110
75th Percentile Wage
$62,050
90th Percentile Wage
$67,770

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for opticians, dispensing in New Jersey in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $67,770. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $56,110. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $35,780.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$17.20
25th Percentile Wage
$22.02
50th Percentile Wage
$26.98
75th Percentile Wage
$29.83
90th Percentile Wage
$32.58

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for opticians, dispensing in New Jersey in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $32.58. The median hourly salary is $26.98. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $17.20.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of opticians, dispensing from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201656,1104.08%7.90%
201553,8201.37%-
201453,0804.67%-
201350,600-2.13%-
201251,680--

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of opticians, dispensing in some New Jersey cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of opticians, dispensing in state of New Jersey ranges from $36,530 to $57,990. The highest paying area for opticians, dispensing in New Jersey is Camden with a median annual salary of $57,990. The second highest paying city/area in New Jersey State is Trenton-Ewing (mean annual salary $54,960). The lowest paying area is Wilmington with a median annual salary of $36,530.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Camden
$57,990
Trenton-Ewing
$54,960
Edison-New Brunswick
$52,980
Wilmington
$36,530


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