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Optometrists Salary Information in Arizona

The average annual and hourly salaries for optometrists in the state of Arizona are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of optometrists among Arizona 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 2014 and published in May 2015 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
90th Percentile Wage
$162,350
75th Percentile Wage
$133,840
50th Percentile Wage
$106,450
25th Percentile Wage
$86,670
10th Percentile Wage
$62,300

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for optometrists in Arizona in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $162,350. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $106,450. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $62,300.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
90th Percentile Wage
$78.05
75th Percentile Wage
$64.34
50th Percentile Wage
$51.18
25th Percentile Wage
$41.67
10th Percentile Wage
$29.95

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for optometrists in Arizona in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $78.05. The median hourly salary is $51.18. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $29.95.

Table 3. Salary Trend

YearAverage Annual SalaryGrowth (%)
2014 $106,450 2.90%
2013 $103,450 13.07%
2012 $91,490 4.94%
2011 $87,180 1.28%
2010 $86,080 -

Table 3 shows the salary trend for optometrists in state of Arizona from 2010 to 2014. We note that from 2010 to 2014 the average salary has increased by 23.66%. We note that in 2013 the average salary increased by 13.07%. We also note that the average annual wage had a relatively large growth of 4.94% in the year 2012 and a moderate increase of 1.28% in 2011.

Table 4. Average Optometrists Wage in Arizona vs. Related Jobs

OccupationAverage Wage
Optometrists
$106,450
Pharmacists
$124,970
Family and General Practitioners
$162,910
General Internists
$182,380
General Pediatricians
$141,870
Physician Assistants
$97,390
Podiatrists
$119,390

Table 5. Median Annual Salary of Optometrists in Arizona Cities

Table 5 shows the median annual salary of optometrists in some Arizona cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of optometrists in state of Arizona ranges from $73,180 to $112,370. The highest paying area for optometrists in Arizona is Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale with a median annual salary of $112,370. The lowest paying area is Tucson with a median annual salary of $73,180.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale
$112,370
Tucson
$73,180

Optometrists Salary by State

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