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Dispensing Optician Salary Information

The median annual hourly wage for dispensing opticians is $16.73 an hour. Wages for dispensing opticians in the bottom 10th percentile make $10.16 an hour, while wages for those in the bottom 10th percentile exceed $24.31 an hour.

The average median annual salary for dispensing opticians exceeds $34,000. Salaries for dispensing opticians in the bottom 10th percentile are $21,120, while salaries for those in the top 10th percentile exceed $50,560 a year.

Dispensing opticians in the lower end of wages averaged $9.00 an hour. However, these wages correspond to dispensing opticians practicing in rural areas where living expenses are typically lower. Dispensing opticians in the upper end of wages, more than $29 an hour, work in large cities and populated regions. Dispensing opticians employed in areas with high demand and limited supply typically earn higher wages.

Dispensing opticians in the following states earn the highest average annual salaries: Massachusetts, $49,690; Connecticut, $52,180; New Jersey, $49,130; Virginia, $46,540; and New York, $45,940.

Dispensing opticians employed in the following urban areas earn the highest annual average salaries: Boston, $58,010; New York metropolitan area, $60,420; Lynchburg, VA, $58,300; New Haven, CT, $56,240; and Punta Gorda, FL $58,210.

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