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What is the average salary for Opticians in the United States?

Opticians earn an average hourly wage of $17.43. Hourly wages typically start from $10.34 and go up to $26.52. Opticians earn an average salary of $36,260 per year. Salaries typically start from $21,510 and go up to $55,160.

These numbers may vary depending on several factors, like level of education, amount of experience, industry, company size and location.

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Highest

The top 10% of Opticians in the United States earn:

$26.52 an hour $55,160 per year
Senior

The top 25% of Opticians in the United States earn:

$21.38 an hour $44,470 per year
Experienced

The top 50% of Opticians in the United States earn:

$16.48 an hour $34,280 per year
Junior

The bottom 25% of Opticians in the United States earn:

$12.71 an hour $26,440 per year
Starting

The bottom 10% of Opticians in the United States earn:

$10.34 an hour $21,510 per year

Historical salary for Opticians in the United States

Optician salary by state

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State Hourly Wage Annual Salary Rank
Optician Salary in Massachusetts $24.63 $51,230 # 1
Optician Salary in New Jersey $24.19 $50,310 # 2
Optician Salary in Rhode Island $23.48 $48,840 # 3
Optician Salary in New York $22.70 $47,230 # 4
Optician Salary in Connecticut $22.24 $46,260 # 5
Optician Salary in Nevada $22.02 $45,790 # 6
Optician Salary in Alaska $21.60 $44,920 # 7
Optician Salary in Washington $21.25 $44,200 # 8
Optician Salary in Vermont $20.17 $41,950 # 9
Optician Salary in North Carolina $19.64 $40,860 # 10
Optician Salary in New Hampshire $19.32 $40,190 # 11
Optician Salary in Florida $19.06 $39,640 # 12
Optician Salary in California $18.92 $39,350 # 13
Optician Salary in Virginia $18.91 $39,330 # 14
Optician Salary in Arizona $18.32 $38,100 # 15
Optician Salary in Delaware $18.08 $37,610 # 16
Optician Salary in District of Columbia $18.08 $37,600 # 17
Optician Salary in Pennsylvania $17.65 $36,710 # 18
Optician Salary in Hawaii $17.64 $36,690 # 19
Optician Salary in Ohio $17.56 $36,530 # 20
Optician Salary in Maryland $17.41 $36,200 # 21
Optician Salary in Colorado $17.19 $35,760 # 22
Optician Salary in Arkansas $17.13 $35,630 # 23
Optician Salary in Minnesota $16.98 $35,320 # 24
Optician Salary in Georgia $16.85 $35,040 # 25
Optician Salary in Kentucky $16.82 $34,990 # 26
Optician Salary in Michigan $16.73 $34,800 # 27
Optician Salary in Oregon $16.40 $34,120 # 28
Optician Salary in Tennessee $16.01 $33,300 # 29
Optician Salary in Maine $15.97 $33,210 # 30
Optician Salary in Wyoming $15.51 $32,270 # 31
Optician Salary in South Carolina $15.39 $32,000 # 32
Optician Salary in Montana $15.36 $31,940 # 33
Optician Salary in Illinois $15.24 $31,700 # 34
Optician Salary in Louisiana $14.86 $30,910 # 35
Optician Salary in Iowa $14.84 $30,860 # 36
Optician Salary in Texas $14.81 $30,810 # 37
Optician Salary in Nebraska $14.61 $30,390 # 38
Optician Salary in Alabama $14.55 $30,260 # 39
Optician Salary in Wisconsin $14.51 $30,180 # 40
Optician Salary in Idaho $14.32 $29,780 # 41
Optician Salary in South Dakota $14.07 $29,270 # 42
Optician Salary in New Mexico $13.88 $28,880 # 43
Optician Salary in North Dakota $13.82 $28,750 # 44
Optician Salary in Indiana $13.79 $28,680 # 45
Optician Salary in Missouri $13.73 $28,570 # 46
Optician Salary in Utah $13.65 $28,390 # 47
Optician Salary in Oklahoma $13.25 $27,550 # 48
Optician Salary in Mississippi $13.12 $27,280 # 49
Optician Salary in Kansas $12.96 $26,960 # 50
Optician Salary in West Virginia $12.50 $26,000 # 51
Source: U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics