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Opticians, Dispensing Salary Information in New Mexico

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$22,560
25th Percentile Wage
$26,670
50th Percentile Wage
$32,350
75th Percentile Wage
$38,550
90th Percentile Wage
$48,600

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for opticians, dispensing in New Mexico in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $48,600. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $32,350. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $22,560.

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
$32,350
-0.40% 20.56%
2016
$32,480
4.31% -
2015
$31,080
11.20% -
2014
$27,600
2.21% -
2013
$26,990
4.78% -
2012
$25,700
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of opticians, dispensing in some New Mexico cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of opticians, dispensing in state of New Mexico ranges from $22,870 to $34,950. The highest paying area for opticians, dispensing in New Mexico is Santa Fe with a median annual salary of $34,950. The second highest paying city/area in New Mexico State is Albuquerque (mean annual salary $34,930). The lowest paying area is Farmington with a median annual salary of $22,870.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Santa Fe
$34,950
Albuquerque
$34,930
Eastern New Mexico nonmetropolitan area
$32,020
North and West Central New Mexico nonmetropolitan area
$29,270
Las Cruces
$23,100
Farmington
$22,870




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