The median annual wage for dispensing opticians was $34,840 in May 2015.
The median wage is the wage at which half the workers in an occupation earned more than that amount and half earned less. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $21,980, and the highest 10 percent earned more than $55,530.
In May 2015, the median annual wages for dispensing opticians in the top industries in which they worked were as follows:
Offices of physicians
Health and personal care stores
Offices of optometrists
Opticians employed in retail settings may be required to work evenings and weekends. Most opticians work full time, although part-time opportunities also are available.
Median annual wages, May 2015
Health technologists and technicians
Total, all occupations
Note: All Occupations includes all occupations in the U.S. Economy. Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics