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Optometrists Salary Information in Florida

The average annual and hourly salaries for optometrists in the state of Florida are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of optometrists amongst Florida 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].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$42,760
25th Percentile Wage
$64,740
50th Percentile Wage
$87,560
75th Percentile Wage
$130,470
90th Percentile Wage
$162,330

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for optometrists in Florida in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $162,330. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $87,560. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $42,760.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$20.56
25th Percentile Wage
$31.12
50th Percentile Wage
$42.10
75th Percentile Wage
$62.72
90th Percentile Wage
$78.04

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for optometrists in Florida in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $78.04. The median hourly salary is $42.10. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $20.56.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201687,5602.68%-13.05%
201585,2103.17%-
201482,510-17.63%-
201397,060-1.99%-
201298,990--

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Optometrists in Florida Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of optometrists in some Florida cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of optometrists in state of Florida ranges from $63,960 to $168,360. The highest paying area for optometrists in Florida is Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville with a median annual salary of $168,360. The second highest paying city/area in Florida State is West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Boynton Beach (mean annual salary $143,830). The lowest paying area is Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach with a median annual salary of $63,960.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville
$168,360
West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Boynton Beach
$143,830
Tampa-St Petersburg-Clearwater
$103,070
Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach
$99,980
Cape Coral-Fort Myers
$99,340
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach
$91,170
Jacksonville
$81,960
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall
$76,500
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford
$76,140
Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach
$63,960


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