Becoming a Certified Optician via Online Education?

At the very least, online education can help you lay a foundation and/or open up alternate career paths. American Intercontinental University, one of the highest ranking online schools, is a US school (accredited) offering medical courses to train individuals to become top-notch physicians, doctors, nurses, dentists, surgeons, medical assistants, medical professionals, etc. Currently, according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics there are 60,840 people employed as opticians, dispensing alone in America, and their average annual salary is $34,790. Colleges and universities like American Intercontinental University that provide online education are successfully launching workers into this field.

Certified Optician Salary Information

Category: Opticians, dispensing

Total # Employed in the US 60,840
Average Hourly Wage: $16.73/hr
Hourly Wage Range
PERCENTILE
10%25%50%75%90%
$10.16 $12.54 $15.74 $20.03 $24.31
Average Yearly Salary $34,790
Yearly Salary Range
PERCENTILE
10%25%50%75%90%
$21,120 $26,070 $32,740 $41,660 $50,560
Employment Demographics
% OF WORKERS WITH
< High School Diploma High School Diploma Some College Associate Degree Bachelor Degree Master Degree Doctoral Degree
2.7% 28.3% 34.6% 17.8% 13.7% 1.1% 1.7%
Opticians, dispensing — WAGES BY STATE, SORTED BY SALARY
STATEAverage Hourly WageAverage Annual Salary
Delaware $25.09/hr $52,180
Missouri $23.89/hr $49,690
North Dakota $23.62/hr $49,130
Oklahoma $22.09/hr $45,940
Indiana $20.34/hr $42,310
Virginia $19.17/hr $39,870
Alaska $18.89/hr $39,290
North Carolina $18.47/hr $38,410
New York $18.19/hr $37,830
Colorado $18.01/hr $37,460
Hawaii $17.87/hr $37,170
District of Columbia $17.51/hr $36,420
Oregon $17.49/hr $36,380
Nebraska $17.38/hr $36,140
Tennessee $17.28/hr $35,950
Connecticut $17.15/hr $35,660
Puerto Rico $17.04/hr $35,440
Florida $17/hr $35,360
Mississippi $16.99/hr $35,340
Idaho $16.88/hr $35,110
South Carolina $16.47/hr $34,250
Washington $16.21/hr $33,720
Maryland $16.08/hr $33,450
Utah $15.78/hr $32,820
Arkansas $15.68/hr $32,620
Michigan $15.63/hr $32,520
Wisconsin $15.52/hr $32,290
Montana $15.48/hr $32,210
Guam $14.76/hr $30,700
Ohio $14.67/hr $30,520
Alabama $14.63/hr $30,430
Kansas $14.46/hr $30,090
Massachusetts $14.35/hr $29,850
Nevada $14.05/hr $29,220
California $13.79/hr $28,680
New Jersey $13.53/hr $28,150
Pennsylvania $13.5/hr $28,070
Kentucky $13.4/hr $27,870
West Virginia $13.35/hr $27,760
Louisiana $13.32/hr $27,700
Wyoming $13.28/hr $27,630
New Hampshire $12.78/hr $26,580
Iowa $12.59/hr $26,190
Maine $12.58/hr $26,170
New Mexico $12.39/hr $25,760
South Dakota $11.54/hr $24,000


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