Opticians, Dispensing Salary Information in Utah

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$21,500
25th Percentile Wage
$25,500
50th Percentile Wage
$30,310
75th Percentile Wage
$36,580
90th Percentile Wage
$42,360

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for opticians, dispensing in Utah in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $42,360. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $30,310. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $21,500.

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
$30,310
1.22% 10.13%
2016
$29,940
-1.37% -
2015
$30,350
10.15% -
2014
$27,270
-1.91% -
2013
$27,790
1.98% -
2012
$27,240
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of opticians, dispensing in some Utah cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of opticians, dispensing in state of Utah ranges from $25,670 to $34,390. The highest paying area for opticians, dispensing in Utah is St George with a median annual salary of $34,390. The second highest paying city/area in Utah State is Salt Lake City (mean annual salary $31,580). The lowest paying area is Logan with a median annual salary of $25,670.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
St George
$34,390
Salt Lake City
$31,580
Ogden-Clearfield
$30,450
Eastern Utah nonmetropolitan area
$27,410
Provo-Orem
$26,910
Logan
$25,670




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