Optician earnings by seniority

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

Optician salary by state

State Name Average Salary
Connecticut $64,320
New Jersey $61,380
New York $58,780
Alaska $58,500
Hawaii $58,500
Massachusetts $57,340
Virginia $47,440
California $47,020
Vermont $47,000
Washington $46,750
Rhode Island $46,210
Florida $45,850
Ohio $45,850
Minnesota $44,430
South Carolina $43,000
Georgia $41,560
Oregon $38,810
Colorado $38,500
Arizona $38,330
Maryland $38,280
Delaware $38,240
New Hampshire $38,150
North Carolina $37,860
Maine $37,710
Montana $37,510
Tennessee $37,510
Wisconsin $37,510
New Mexico $37,180
North Dakota $37,130
Kentucky $36,970
Michigan $36,950
Nevada $36,860
Arkansas $36,730
District of Columbia $36,700
Illinois $36,590
Iowa $36,360
Pennsylvania $36,060
West Virginia $34,580
Kansas $34,340
Texas $34,180
Indiana $33,450
Missouri $31,440
South Dakota $30,950
Idaho $30,720
Nebraska $30,500
Oklahoma $29,960
Louisiana $29,650
Wyoming $29,650
Utah $29,610
Alabama $29,460
Mississippi $29,460
Puerto Rico $21,960

How do optician salaries compare to similar careers?

Opticians earn 7% less than similar careers in District of Columbia. On average, they make less than medical assistants.

Career Median Salary
Medical assistant salary $48K
Dental assistant salary $48K
Phlebotomist salary $47K
Pharmacy technician salary $47K
Ophthalmic medical technician salary $31K
Optician salary $37K

Source: CareerExplorer (Aggregated)