The average annual and hourly salaries for optometrists in the state of Connecticut are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of optometrists amongst Connecticut 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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

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**Table 1** shows the average annual salary for optometrists in Connecticut in 5 percentile scales.
The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $184,400.
The average annual salary of the 25th percentile is $104,300.
The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $71,980.

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**Table 2** shows the average hourly salary for optometrists in Connecticut in 5 percentile scales.
The median hourly salary is $88.65.
The average hourly salary of the 25th percentile is $50.14.
The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $34.61.

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of optometrists from 2012 to 2016.

Year | Median Salary | Yearly Growth | 4-Year Growth |
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2016 | 184,400 | 16.37% | 29.57% |

2015 | 154,210 | 12.20% | - |

2014 | 135,390 | 6.00% | - |

2013 | 127,270 | -2.05% | - |

2012 | 129,880 | - | - |

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of optometrists in some Connecticut cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of optometrists in state of Connecticut ranges from $95,220 to $140,100. The highest paying area for optometrists in Connecticut is Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk with a median annual salary of $140,100. The second highest paying city/area in Connecticut State is New Haven (mean annual salary $124,140). The lowest paying area is Waterbury with a median annual salary of $95,220.

Cities/Areas | Median Annual Salary |
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Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk | |

New Haven | |

Waterbury |