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Optometrists Salary Information in Alabama

The average annual and hourly salaries for optometrists in the state of Alabama are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of optometrists among Alabama cities is shown in Table 3. The salary statistics are based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Optometrists in Alabama

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$59,830
25th Percentile Wage
$77,850
50th Percentile Wage
$102,070
75th Percentile Wage
$127,120
90th Percentile Wage
$160,160

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for optometrists in Alabama in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $160,160. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $102,070. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $59,830.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of optometrists from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$102,070
-3.98% 18.78%
2016
$106,130
23.74% -
2015
$80,930
-11.49% -
2014
$90,230
3.04% -
2013
$87,490
5.25% -
2012
$82,900
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Optometrists in Alabama Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of optometrists in some Alabama cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of optometrists in state of Alabama ranges from $60,570 to $109,710. The highest paying area for optometrists in Alabama is Birmingham-Hoover with a median annual salary of $109,710. The second highest paying city/area in Alabama State is Southeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area (mean annual salary $107,310). The lowest paying area is Florence-Muscle Shoals with a median annual salary of $60,570.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Birmingham-Hoover
$109,710
Southeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area
$107,310
Huntsville
$96,060
Montgomery
$79,040
Mobile
$76,690
Northeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area
$71,650
Florence-Muscle Shoals
$60,570




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