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Dispensing Opticians

Wages & Outlook

 

Typical Wages

Wages listed below are for a variety of experience and education levels. Make sure that you research the typical entry-level education and work experience and training requirements for this occupation.

This career: $22.46
Statewide median: $25.22

 

This career pays below the statewide median wage.


Wages for Dispensing Opticians *

Area Low Median High
U S
$18.02 $21.87 $28.47
Minnesota
$19.05 $22.46 $23.99
Central Minnesota
$18.63 $21.69 $23.34
Northeast Minnesota
$16.23 $19.03 $23.18
Northwest Minnesota
$18.90 $20.81 $23.98
Southeast Minnesota
$18.86 $21.10 $23.31
Southwest Minnesota
$18.62 $19.06 $22.02
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN
$19.17 $22.86 $24.57

* "Low" indicates 25% of workers earn less and 75% earn more.
"Median" indicates 50% of workers earn less and 50% earn more.
"High" indicates 75% of workers earn less and 25% earn more.

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Employment

In Minnesota, there are 1,640 workers employed in this small career.

Where do Dispensing Opticians most often work?

 

Current Demand

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This career is currently in high demand.

 

Future Demand

This career is seeing high growth compared to other careers.

There will be a need for about 1,334 new Dispensing Opticians to meet market demand between 2020-2030. This includes the demand due to replacement (workers leaving the occupation or retiring) as well as growth.

 

Employment Outlook for Dispensing Opticians
Area Employment Employment Change
2020 2030 Number Percent
U S 69,800 74,200 4,300 6.2%
Minnesota 1,580 1,683 103 6.5%
Central Minnesota 300 324 24 8%
Northeast Minnesota 72 75 3 4.2%
Northwest Minnesota 180 189 9 5%
Southeast Minnesota 132 136 4 3%
Southwest Minnesota 101 108 7 6.9%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 873 941 68 7.8%


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