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Opticians, Dispensing Salary Information in South Carolina

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

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Opticians, Dispensing in South Carolina

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$20,770
25th Percentile Wage
$27,560
50th Percentile Wage
$34,130
75th Percentile Wage
$42,780
90th Percentile Wage
$52,260

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for opticians, dispensing in South Carolina in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $52,260. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $34,130. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $20,770.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$9.99
25th Percentile Wage
$13.25
50th Percentile Wage
$16.41
75th Percentile Wage
$20.57
90th Percentile Wage
$25.12

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for opticians, dispensing in South Carolina in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $25.12. The median hourly salary is $16.41. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $9.99.

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
201634,1304.25%11.34%
201532,6806.24%-
201430,6407.60%-
201328,310-6.89%-
201230,260--

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of opticians, dispensing in some South Carolina cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of opticians, dispensing in state of South Carolina ranges from $29,230 to $38,240. The highest paying area for opticians, dispensing in South Carolina is Spartanburg with a median annual salary of $38,240. The second highest paying city/area in South Carolina State is Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill (mean annual salary $37,270). The lowest paying area is Augusta-Richmond County with a median annual salary of $29,230.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Spartanburg
$38,240
Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill
$37,270
Columbia
$36,760
Low Country South Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$36,650
Greenville-Mauldin-Easley
$35,830
Upper Savannah South Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$34,330
Myrtle Beach-North Myrtle Beach-Conway
$33,720
Florence
$30,420
Charleston-North Charleston-Summerville
$29,970
Augusta-Richmond County
$29,230



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