Opticians, Dispensing Salary Information in Wisconsin

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$19,600
25th Percentile Wage
$23,340
50th Percentile Wage
$30,330
75th Percentile Wage
$38,790
90th Percentile Wage
$47,930

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for opticians, dispensing in Wisconsin in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $47,930. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $30,330. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $19,600.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$9.42
25th Percentile Wage
$11.22
50th Percentile Wage
$14.58
75th Percentile Wage
$18.64
90th Percentile Wage
$23.04

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for opticians, dispensing in Wisconsin in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $23.04. The median hourly salary is $14.58. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $9.42.

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
201630,3305.28%5.93%
201528,7301.22%-
201428,3804.40%-
201327,130-5.16%-
201228,530--

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of opticians, dispensing in some Wisconsin cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of opticians, dispensing in state of Wisconsin ranges from $19,750 to $41,900. The highest paying area for opticians, dispensing in Wisconsin is Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington with a median annual salary of $41,900. The second highest paying city/area in Wisconsin State is Eastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area (mean annual salary $37,680). The lowest paying area is La Crosse with a median annual salary of $19,750.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington
$41,900
Eastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area
$37,680
Madison
$35,240
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis
$32,600
Wausau
$32,400
Lake County-Kenosha County
$32,160
Appleton
$31,390
Oshkosh-Neenah
$30,590
Eau Claire
$30,210
Sheboygan
$30,160
Racine
$29,770
Duluth
$29,030
West Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area
$28,280
Janesville
$26,470
South Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area
$26,330
Green Bay
$26,220
La Crosse
$19,750



Related:

Highest paying cities for opticians, dispensing

Highest paying industries for opticians, dispensing.