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 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 Texas

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$20,880
25th Percentile Wage
$25,110
50th Percentile Wage
$31,400
75th Percentile Wage
$37,810
90th Percentile Wage
$45,780

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 $45,780. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $31,400. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $20,880.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$10.03
25th Percentile Wage
$12.07
50th Percentile Wage
$15.10
75th Percentile Wage
$18.18
90th Percentile Wage
$22.01

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for opticians, dispensing in Texas in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $22.01. The median hourly salary is $15.10. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $10.03.

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
201631,4006.50%9.68%
201529,3601.40%-
201428,9500.55%-
201328,7901.49%-
201228,360--

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 $36,410. The highest paying area for opticians, dispensing in Texas is North Central Texas nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $36,410. The second highest paying city/area in Texas State is Eastern Texas nonmetropolitan area (mean annual salary $34,510). The lowest paying area is Laredo with a median annual salary of $22,890.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
North Central Texas nonmetropolitan area
$36,410
Eastern Texas nonmetropolitan area
$34,510
Dallas-Plano-Irving
$34,110
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington
$33,350
San Antonio-New Braunfels
$32,620
Fort Worth-Arlington
$32,270
Amarillo
$32,030
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown
$31,780
Beaumont-Port Arthur
$31,370
Sherman-Denison
$31,240
Northwestern Texas nonmetropolitan area
$30,560
Abilene
$30,220
Killeen-Temple-Fort Hood
$30,010
Tyler
$29,610
McAllen-Edinburg-Mission
$29,500
Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos
$28,970
Longview
$28,400
El Paso
$28,320
Texarkana-Texarkana
$27,810
Brownsville-Harlingen
$27,010
Waco
$25,880
College Station-Bryan
$25,530
Corpus Christi
$25,160
Central Texas nonmetropolitan area
$24,490
Laredo
$22,890


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