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Opticians, Dispensing Salary Information in New Mexico

The average annual salaries for opticians, dispensing in the state of New Mexico are shown in Table 1. The comparison of the salary statistics of opticians, dispensing amongst New Mexico 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 New Mexico (2018 Survey)

Percentile bracketAverage annual salary
10th Percentile Wage
$24,910
25th Percentile Wage
$26,780
50th Percentile Wage
$29,880
75th Percentile Wage
$36,270
90th Percentile Wage
$43,630

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for opticians, dispensing in New Mexico in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $43,630. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $29,880. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $24,910.

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
$29,880
-8.27% 13.99%
2017
$32,350
-0.40% -
2016
$32,480
4.31% -
2015
$31,080
11.20% -
2014
$27,600
2.21% -
2013
$26,990
4.78% -
2012
$25,700
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of opticians, dispensing in some New Mexico cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of opticians, dispensing in state of New Mexico ranges from $23,100 to $34,950. The highest paying area for opticians, dispensing in New Mexico is Santa Fe with a median annual salary of $34,950. The second highest paying city/area in New Mexico State is Albuquerque (mean annual salary $33,780). The lowest paying area is Las Cruces with a median annual salary of $23,100.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Santa Fe
$34,950
Albuquerque
$33,780
Eastern New Mexico nonmetropolitan area
$32,020
North and West Central New Mexico nonmetropolitan area
$29,270
Eastern New Mexico nonmetropolitan area
$28,950
Farmington
$24,620
Las Cruces
$23,100




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