Opticians, Dispensing Salary Information in New York

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$28,100
25th Percentile Wage
$40,560
50th Percentile Wage
$55,170
75th Percentile Wage
$66,890
90th Percentile Wage
$78,590

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for opticians, dispensing in New York in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $78,590. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $55,170. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $28,100.

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
$55,170
4.98% 15.43%
2016
$52,420
11.87% -
2015
$46,200
-2.53% -
2014
$47,370
-0.06% -
2013
$47,400
1.56% -
2012
$46,660
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of opticians, dispensing in some New York cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of opticians, dispensing in state of New York ranges from $35,660 to $58,120. The highest paying area for opticians, dispensing in New York is New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island with a median annual salary of $58,120. The second highest paying city/area in New York State is Nassau-Suffolk (mean annual salary $56,850). The lowest paying area is Ithaca with a median annual salary of $35,660.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island
$58,120
Nassau-Suffolk
$56,850
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area
$56,730
Albany-Schenectady-Troy
$55,840
Rochester
$55,560
New York-White Plains-Wayne
$53,070
Syracuse
$52,290
Buffalo-Niagara Falls
$51,310
Poughkeepsie-Newburgh-Middletown
$50,330
Kingston
$49,570
Central New York nonmetropolitan area
$48,890
Glens Falls
$44,900
Capital-Northern New York nonmetropolitan area
$44,120
Binghamton
$40,750
Utica-Rome
$39,620
Ithaca
$35,660




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