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 among 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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Opticians, Dispensing in Wisconsin

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$20,180
25th Percentile Wage
$23,800
50th Percentile Wage
$31,260
75th Percentile Wage
$38,480
90th Percentile Wage
$47,390

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 $47,390. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $31,260. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $20,180.

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
$31,260
2.98% 8.73%
2016
$30,330
5.28% -
2015
$28,730
1.22% -
2014
$28,380
4.40% -
2013
$27,130
-5.16% -
2012
$28,530
- -

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 $23,530 to $40,530. The highest paying area for opticians, dispensing in Wisconsin is Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington with a median annual salary of $40,530. The second highest paying city/area in Wisconsin State is Eastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area (mean annual salary $38,500). The lowest paying area is La Crosse with a median annual salary of $23,530.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington
$40,530
Eastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area
$38,500
Sheboygan
$36,100
Lake County-Kenosha County
$35,790
Eau Claire
$35,670
Northern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area
$35,170
Madison
$34,990
Fond du Lac
$33,730
Wausau
$33,430
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis
$33,240
Duluth
$31,500
Appleton
$31,390
Oshkosh-Neenah
$31,340
Janesville
$30,520
South Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area
$29,810
Racine
$29,770
West Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area
$29,240
Southwestern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area
$28,920
Green Bay
$24,830
La Crosse
$23,530




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