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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 amongst 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 2014 and published in May 2015 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
90th Percentile Wage
$164,970
75th Percentile Wage
$138,530
50th Percentile Wage
$106,800
25th Percentile Wage
$80,480
10th Percentile Wage
$61,490

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 $164,970. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $106,800. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $61,490.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
90th Percentile Wage
$79.31
75th Percentile Wage
$66.59
50th Percentile Wage
$51.35
25th Percentile Wage
$38.69
10th Percentile Wage
$29.56

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for optometrists in Colorado in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $79.31. The median hourly salary is $51.35. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $29.56.

Table 3. Salary Trend

YearAverage Annual SalaryGrowth (%)
2014 $106,800 22.03%
2013 $87,520 -1.72%
2012 $89,050 -0.55%
2011 $89,540 5.18%
2010 $85,130 -

Table 3 shows the salary trend for optometrists in state of Colorado from 2010 to 2014. We note that from 2010 to 2014 the average salary has increased by 25.46%. We note that in 2013 the average salary decreased by -1.72%.We also see the year 2011 had a positive salary growth of 5.18% while year 2012 had a negtive one (-0.55%).

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

OccupationAverage Wage
Optometrists
$106,800
Pharmacists
$121,110
Family and General Practitioners
$179,790
Obstetricians and Gynecologists
$183,830
General Pediatricians
$175,650
Physician Assistants
$92,160
Podiatrists
$59,990

Table 5. Median Annual Salary of Optometrists in Colorado Cities

Table 5 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 $100,730 to $114,980. The highest paying area for optometrists in Colorado is Boulder with a median annual salary of $114,980. The second highest paying city/area in Colorado State is Denver-Aurora-Broomfield (mean annual salary $114,430). The lowest paying area is Colorado Springs with a median annual salary of $100,730.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Boulder
$114,980
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield
$114,430
Fort Collins-Loveland
$107,320
Colorado Springs
$100,730

Optometrists Salary by State

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