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Salary, Wages, Pay: Opticians, Dispensing




Median annual earnings of dispensing opticians were $27,950 in May 2004. The middle 50 percent earned between $21,360 and $35,940. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $17,390, and the highest 10 percent earned more than $45,340. Median annual earnings in the industries employing the largest numbers of dispensing opticians in May 2004 were:

Health and personal care stores $30,890
Offices of physicians 30,560
Offices of other health practitioners 26,970