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Opticians, Dispensing Salary Information in Washington

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$29,350
25th Percentile Wage
$36,020
50th Percentile Wage
$46,310
75th Percentile Wage
$55,900
90th Percentile Wage
$61,620

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for opticians, dispensing in Washington in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $61,620. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $46,310. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $29,350.

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
$46,310
3.56% 8.40%
2016
$44,660
-4.39% -
2015
$46,620
3.26% -
2014
$45,100
2.42% -
2013
$44,010
3.61% -
2012
$42,420
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of opticians, dispensing in some Washington cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of opticians, dispensing in state of Washington ranges from $37,000 to $55,050. The highest paying area for opticians, dispensing in Washington is Seattle-Bellevue-Everett with a median annual salary of $55,050. The second highest paying city/area in Washington State is Longview (mean annual salary $53,570). The lowest paying area is Northwestern Washington nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $37,000.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett
$55,050
Longview
$53,570
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue
$53,220
Bremerton-Silverdale
$46,700
Eastern Washington nonmetropolitan area
$44,690
Mount Vernon-Anacortes
$44,560
Tacoma
$44,400
Bellingham
$44,130
Southwestern Washington nonmetropolitan area
$44,130
Olympia
$42,460
Central Washington nonmetropolitan area
$41,480
Spokane
$39,730
Yakima
$39,100
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro
$38,490
Kennewick-Pasco-Richland
$37,290
Northwestern Washington nonmetropolitan area
$37,000




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