Opticians, Dispensing Salary Information in Texas

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$22,780
25th Percentile Wage
$26,670
50th Percentile Wage
$32,040
75th Percentile Wage
$38,310
90th Percentile Wage
$47,040

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for opticians, dispensing in Texas in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $47,040. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $32,040. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $22,780.

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
$32,040
2.00% 11.49%
2016
$31,400
6.50% -
2015
$29,360
1.40% -
2014
$28,950
0.55% -
2013
$28,790
1.49% -
2012
$28,360
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Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Opticians, Dispensing in Texas Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of opticians, dispensing in some Texas cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of opticians, dispensing in state of Texas ranges from $22,890 to $35,150. The highest paying area for opticians, dispensing in Texas is Dallas-Plano-Irving with a median annual salary of $35,150. The second highest paying city/area in Texas State is Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington (mean annual salary $35,050). The lowest paying area is Laredo with a median annual salary of $22,890.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Dallas-Plano-Irving
$35,150
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington
$35,050
Fort Worth-Arlington
$34,930
Eastern Texas nonmetropolitan area
$34,050
North Central Texas nonmetropolitan area
$33,880
Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos
$33,200
Lubbock
$32,620
Wichita Falls
$32,320
Sherman-Denison
$32,140
Beaumont-Port Arthur
$31,930
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown
$31,740
Longview
$31,610
Brownsville-Harlingen
$31,600
Abilene
$31,340
Midland
$30,940
College Station-Bryan
$30,800
Killeen-Temple-Fort Hood
$30,790
Tyler
$29,610
San Antonio-New Braunfels
$29,450
El Paso
$29,290
McAllen-Edinburg-Mission
$29,280
Southern Texas nonmetropolitan area
$28,920
Odessa
$28,860
Corpus Christi
$28,790
Waco
$28,740
Amarillo
$28,530
Victoria
$28,340
San Angelo
$27,960
Texarkana-Texarkana
$27,810
Gulf Coast Texas nonmetropolitan area
$26,840
Central Texas nonmetropolitan area
$24,790
Northwestern Texas nonmetropolitan area
$24,700
Laredo
$22,890




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