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 about the same as related careers in Virginia. On average, they make less than physical therapist assistants but more than neurodiagnostic technologists.

Career Median Salary
Physical therapist assistant salary $61K
Surgical technologist salary $48K
Hearing aid specialist salary $47K
Exercise physiologist salary $48K
Community health worker salary $48K
Optician salary $47K
Licensed practical nurse salary $47K
Surgical assistant salary $41K
Ophthalmic medical technologist salary $41K
Neurodiagnostic technologist salary $41K

Source: CareerExplorer (Aggregated)