Opticians, Dispensing Salary Information in Georgia

The average annual salaries for opticians, dispensing in the state of Georgia are shown in Table 1. The comparison of the salary statistics of opticians, dispensing among Georgia metropolitan areas is shown in Table 2. The salary statistics are based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2018 and published in April 2019 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual Salary of Opticians, Dispensing in Georgia (2018 Survey)

Percentile bracketAverage annual salary
10th Percentile Wage
$22,970
25th Percentile Wage
$27,150
50th Percentile Wage
$32,890
75th Percentile Wage
$45,800
90th Percentile Wage
$54,280

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for opticians, dispensing in Georgia in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $54,280. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $32,890. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $22,970.

Median salary trend (2012 to 2018)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of opticians, dispensing from 2012 to 2018.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth6-Year Growth
2018
$32,890
4.10% -3.10%
2017
$31,540
3.68% -
2016
$30,380
-4.71% -
2015
$31,810
-5.34% -
2014
$33,510
-1.13% -
2013
$33,890
-0.06% -
2012
$33,910
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Opticians, Dispensing in Georgia Cities (2018 Survey)

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of opticians, dispensing in some Georgia cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of opticians, dispensing in state of Georgia ranges from $19,130 to $41,040. The highest paying area for opticians, dispensing in Georgia is Middle Georgia nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $41,040. The second highest paying city/area in Georgia State is Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta (mean annual salary $35,760). The lowest paying area is Gainesville with a median annual salary of $19,130.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Middle Georgia nonmetropolitan area
$41,040
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta
$35,760
Athens-Clarke County
$34,560
East Georgia nonmetropolitan area
$33,320
Columbus
$33,270
North Georgia nonmetropolitan area
$33,000
Brunswick
$31,680
Savannah
$31,010
Dalton
$30,270
Valdosta
$30,260
South Georgia nonmetropolitan area
$30,010
Macon
$26,720
Warner Robins
$24,870
Gainesville
$19,130




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