Opticians, Dispensing Salary Information in Virginia

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$30,070
25th Percentile Wage
$37,280
50th Percentile Wage
$44,520
75th Percentile Wage
$50,880
90th Percentile Wage
$60,810

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for opticians, dispensing in Virginia in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $60,810. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $44,520. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $30,070.

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
$44,520
4.18% 16.19%
2016
$42,660
3.96% -
2015
$40,970
1.34% -
2014
$40,420
5.64% -
2013
$38,140
2.18% -
2012
$37,310
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of opticians, dispensing in some Virginia cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of opticians, dispensing in state of Virginia ranges from $28,010 to $45,350. The highest paying area for opticians, dispensing in Virginia is Harrisonburg with a median annual salary of $45,350. The second highest paying city/area in Virginia State is Roanoke (mean annual salary $44,770). The lowest paying area is Charlottesville with a median annual salary of $28,010.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Harrisonburg
$45,350
Roanoke
$44,770
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News
$44,570
Richmond
$43,230
Southwestern Virginia nonmetropolitan area
$42,580
Southside Virginia nonmetropolitan area
$42,350
Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford
$42,010
Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol
$41,890
Lynchburg
$38,140
Northwestern Virginia nonmetropolitan area
$33,460
Charlottesville
$28,010




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