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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 amongst 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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$22,840
25th Percentile Wage
$28,990
50th Percentile Wage
$36,350
75th Percentile Wage
$46,220
90th Percentile Wage
$55,860

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 $55,860. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $36,350. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $22,840.

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
$36,350
6.11% 16.75%
2016
$34,130
4.25% -
2015
$32,680
6.24% -
2014
$30,640
7.60% -
2013
$28,310
-6.89% -
2012
$30,260
- -

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 $24,590 to $42,320. The highest paying area for opticians, dispensing in South Carolina is Greenville-Mauldin-Easley with a median annual salary of $42,320. The second highest paying city/area in South Carolina State is Spartanburg (mean annual salary $38,690). The lowest paying area is Sumter with a median annual salary of $24,590.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Greenville-Mauldin-Easley
$42,320
Spartanburg
$38,690
Upper Savannah South Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$38,350
Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill
$37,900
Low Country South Carolina nonmetropolitan area
$36,650
Myrtle Beach-North Myrtle Beach-Conway
$33,710
Charleston-North Charleston-Summerville
$32,000
Florence
$30,420
Columbia
$30,230
Augusta-Richmond County
$28,740
Anderson
$28,020
Sumter
$24,590




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