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Optometrists Salary Information in Colorado

The average annual and hourly salaries for optometrists in the state of Colorado are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of optometrists among Colorado metropolitan areas 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 Colorado

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$61,650
25th Percentile Wage
$96,400
50th Percentile Wage
$130,130
75th Percentile Wage
$151,940
90th Percentile Wage
$166,120

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for optometrists in Colorado in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $166,120. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $130,130. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $61,650.

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
$130,130
-1.42% 31.57%
2016
$131,980
12.00% -
2015
$116,140
8.04% -
2014
$106,800
18.05% -
2013
$87,520
-1.75% -
2012
$89,050
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Optometrists in Colorado Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of optometrists in some Colorado cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of optometrists in state of Colorado ranges from $102,390 to $152,770. The highest paying area for optometrists in Colorado is West Colorado nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $152,770. The second highest paying city/area in Colorado State is Denver-Aurora-Broomfield (mean annual salary $136,540). The lowest paying area is Fort Collins-Loveland with a median annual salary of $102,390.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
West Colorado nonmetropolitan area
$152,770
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield
$136,540
Colorado Springs
$127,420
Boulder
$113,700
Fort Collins-Loveland
$102,390




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