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Highest Paying Cities for Optometrists

The top 100 highest paying cities for optometrists (ranked by average annual salary) are listed in Table 1. The entry level salary (as measured by the salary of the lowest 10% paid earners) and the number of employment of optometrists in those cities are also shown in the table. As shown in the table, with a annual salary of $187,140, Houma-Bayou Cane-Thibodaux, Louisiana is the highest paying city for optometrists. It is followed by Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, Florida (average annual salary $168,360). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in April 2017 [1]. For more salary information of optometrists in a specific city, use the links in the table.

Table 1. 100 Highest Paying Cities/Areas for Optometrists

Rank City/Area Average Salary i # of
Empl. i
1 Houma-Bayou Cane-Thibodaux, Louisiana
$187,140
40
2 Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, Florida
$168,360
130
3 Central Missouri nonmetropolitan area, Missouri
$167,890
n/a
4 East Arkansas nonmetropolitan area, Arkansas
$155,330
50
5 Northeastern North Carolina nonmetropolitan area, North Carolina
$146,470
90
6 Dover, Delaware
$144,990
30
7 West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Boynton Beach, Florida
$143,830
90
8 Worcester, Massachusetts
$142,280
50
9 Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill, South Carolina
$142,010
260
10 South Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area, Tennessee
$141,630
40
11 Boulder, Colorado
$141,620
30
12 Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, Connecticut
$140,100
80
13 Western North Carolina nonmetropolitan area, North Carolina
$140,040
30
14 Southeast Missouri nonmetropolitan area, Missouri
$138,730
60
15 Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area, Mississippi
$137,050
30
16 Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, Colorado
$136,120
650
17 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
$135,030
360
18 Northeastern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area, Pennsylvania
$132,920
80
19 Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta, California
$132,680
60
20 Capital-Northern New York nonmetropolitan area, New York
$132,480
90
21 Boise City-Nampa, Idaho
$130,550
110
22 Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, Arizona
$129,780
510
23 Topeka, Kansas
$129,590
40
24 Bethesda-Rockville-Frederick, Maryland
$129,510
100
25 Salt Lake City, Utah
$128,090
170
26 Rochester, New York
$128,060
120
27 Western Central North Carolina nonmetropolitan area, North Carolina
$126,860
40
28 Albany-Schenectady-Troy, New York
$126,690
90
29 Nashua, New Hampshire
$126,010
30
30 Spokane, Washington
$124,940
80
31 New Haven, Connecticut
$124,140
40
32 Other Ohio nonmetropolitan area, Ohio
$123,850
50
33 Billings, Montana
$123,590
40
34 Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area, Maine
$123,480
60
35 Des Moines-West Des Moines, Iowa
$122,760
90
36 Fayetteville, North Carolina
$122,570
30
37 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Massachusetts
$122,490
580
38 Baltimore-Towson, Maryland
$122,280
160
39 Nassau-Suffolk, New York
$121,360
540
40 West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area, Ohio
$121,310
110
41 Fort Collins-Loveland, Colorado
$121,250
40
42 Bakersfield-Delano, California
$121,250
40
43 West Central Illinois nonmetropolitan area, Illinois
$121,160
n/a
44 Gary, Indiana
$121,060
70
45 Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area, Minnesota
$120,620
40
46 Northeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area, Iowa
$119,630
30
47 Omaha-Council Bluffs, Nebraska
$119,180
190
48 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Massachusetts
$119,110
760
49 Springfield, Illinois
$119,010
70
50 Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, California
$118,900
280
51 Tulsa, Oklahoma
$118,660
130
52 York-Hanover, Pennsylvania
$118,600
40
53 Reno-Sparks, Nevada
$118,440
60
54 McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, Texas
$118,340
40
55 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, West Virginia
$118,280
850
56 Toledo, Ohio
$118,100
100
57 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, District of Columbia
$117,890
1,130
58 Duluth, Wisconsin
$117,600
50
59 Salinas, California
$117,200
30
60 Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington, Wisconsin
$116,840
450
61 Colorado Springs, Colorado
$116,760
90
62 Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area, New York
$115,970
40
63 Camden, New Jersey
$115,900
200
64 Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, Missouri
$115,730
100
65 San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, California
$115,690
520
66 Springfield, Massachusetts
$115,640
100
67 Richmond, Virginia
$115,270
130
68 Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area, Iowa
$115,180
60
69 New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, New York
$114,960
2,790
70 Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, Michigan
$114,670
380
71 Wilmington, New Jersey
$114,120
90
72 Buffalo-Niagara Falls, New York
$113,970
120
73 Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, Virginia
$113,600
140
74 Reading, Pennsylvania
$113,340
30
75 Greensboro-High Point, North Carolina
$112,880
70
76 Southeastern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area, Oklahoma
$112,820
60
77 Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, Pennsylvania
$112,750
100
78 Las Vegas-Paradise, Nevada
$112,750
200
79 New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner, Louisiana
$112,740
70
80 Provo-Orem, Utah
$112,550
70
81 San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, California
$111,850
210
82 Portland-South Portland-Biddeford, Maine
$111,690
50
83 Other North Carolina nonmetropolitan area, North Carolina
$111,680
50
84 Modesto, California
$111,190
40
85 Greenville-Mauldin-Easley, South Carolina
$110,980
100
86 Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, California
$110,790
200
87 Grand Rapids-Wyoming, Michigan
$110,610
220
88 Lincoln, Nebraska
$110,390
60
89 Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, Washington
$109,990
360
90 Dallas-Plano-Irving, Texas
$109,600
400
91 Lexington-Fayette, Kentucky
$109,600
60
92 Salem, Oregon
$109,390
50
93 Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, Pennsylvania
$109,260
620
94 Syracuse, New York
$109,080
80
95 Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, Washington
$109,000
440
96 Cincinnati-Middletown, Ohio
$108,920
240
97 San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, California
$108,900
420
98 Beaumont-Port Arthur, Texas
$108,870
30
99 Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, Texas
$108,630
630
100 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
$108,610
520
See also: Highest paying industries for optometrists.