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Opticians, Dispensing Salary Information in West Virginia

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$21,720
25th Percentile Wage
$25,130
50th Percentile Wage
$28,880
75th Percentile Wage
$35,040
90th Percentile Wage
$40,700

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for opticians, dispensing in West Virginia in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $40,700. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $28,880. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $21,720.

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
$28,880
-1.73% 10.53%
2016
$29,380
4.80% -
2015
$27,970
7.08% -
2014
$25,990
3.85% -
2013
$24,990
-3.40% -
2012
$25,840
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of opticians, dispensing in some West Virginia cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of opticians, dispensing in state of West Virginia ranges from $25,510 to $50,430. The highest paying area for opticians, dispensing in West Virginia is Winchester with a median annual salary of $50,430. The second highest paying city/area in West Virginia State is Washington-Arlington-Alexandria (mean annual salary $44,930). The lowest paying area is Parkersburg-Marietta-Vienna with a median annual salary of $25,510.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Winchester
$50,430
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria
$44,930
Cumberland
$33,750
Hagerstown-Martinsburg
$31,970
Wheeling
$30,850
Huntington-Ashland
$30,200
Charleston
$29,170
Southern West Virginia nonmetropolitan area
$28,200
North Central West Virginia nonmetropolitan area
$28,090
Parkersburg-Marietta-Vienna
$25,510




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