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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 $197,920, Columbus, Georgia is the highest paying city for optometrists. It is followed by Glens Falls, New York (average annual salary $193,480). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in April 2018 [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 Columbus, Georgia
$197,920
40
2 Glens Falls, New York
$193,480
40
3 Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, Connecticut
$193,340
90
4 Houma-Bayou Cane-Thibodaux, Louisiana
$187,140
40
5 Southwestern Virginia nonmetropolitan area, Virginia
$171,690
n/a
6 Bellingham, Washington
$164,510
n/a
7 West Northwestern Ohio nonmetropolitan area, Ohio
$161,060
110
8 Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, Florida
$160,740
130
9 East Arkansas nonmetropolitan area, Arkansas
$155,330
50
10 Southeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area, Mississippi
$154,950
40
11 Worcester, Massachusetts
$153,400
50
12 West Colorado nonmetropolitan area, Colorado
$152,770
40
13 Burlington-South Burlington, Vermont
$152,220
40
14 Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill, South Carolina
$149,640
230
15 West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Boynton Beach, Florida
$149,050
90
16 Dover, Delaware
$144,990
30
17 Rochester, New York
$142,550
100
18 South Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area, Tennessee
$141,630
40
19 Bloomington, USA
$141,520
50
20 Anchorage, Alaska
$141,040
40
21 Salisbury, Maryland
$141,030
30
22 Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area, Maine
$140,750
70
23 Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, Connecticut
$140,100
80
24 St Cloud, Minnesota
$138,540
30
25 Northeastern North Carolina nonmetropolitan area, North Carolina
$137,950
60
26 Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, Colorado
$136,540
500
27 Dutchess County-Putnam County, USA
$136,180
40
28 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Massachusetts
$135,420
670
29 Hilton Head Island-Bluffton-Beaufort, USA
$135,170
40
30 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
$135,030
260
31 Albany-Schenectady-Troy, New York
$135,010
150
32 Northern Mountains Region of California nonmetropolitan area, California
$134,240
n/a
33 North Central Texas nonmetropolitan area, Texas
$133,050
50
34 Manchester, New Hampshire
$132,780
30
35 Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta, California
$132,680
60
36 Capital-Northern New York nonmetropolitan area, New York
$132,480
90
37 Des Moines-West Des Moines, Iowa
$131,330
90
38 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Massachusetts
$130,360
860
39 Bethesda-Rockville-Frederick, Maryland
$129,510
100
40 Spokane, Washington
$129,310
70
41 Tacoma, Washington
$128,850
80
42 Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, Virginia
$128,530
170
43 Greensboro-High Point, North Carolina
$128,010
60
44 Fayetteville, North Carolina
$127,720
30
45 Colorado Springs, Colorado
$127,420
70
46 Visalia-Porterville, California
$126,920
30
47 Nashua, New Hampshire
$126,010
30
48 Gary, Indiana
$125,910
80
49 Chattanooga, Tennessee
$125,730
50
50 Las Vegas-Paradise, Nevada
$125,700
110
51 Nassau-Suffolk, New York
$125,400
490
52 Binghamton, New York
$125,290
40
53 Vallejo-Fairfield, California
$125,100
70
54 Southeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area, Minnesota
$124,440
50
55 Santa Rosa-Petaluma, California
$123,930
30
56 Billings, Montana
$123,590
40
57 Western Central North Carolina nonmetropolitan area, North Carolina
$123,510
60
58 San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, California
$123,350
160
59 Trenton-Ewing, New Jersey
$123,080
50
60 West Kentucky nonmetropolitan area, Kentucky
$122,980
40
61 Gulfport-Biloxi, Mississippi
$122,890
40
62 Silver Spring-Frederick-Rockville, USA
$122,680
330
63 New Haven, Connecticut
$122,380
50
64 Framingham, Massachusetts
$122,090
70
65 Portland-South Portland-Biddeford, Maine
$122,020
50
66 Akron, Ohio
$121,630
70
67 Richmond, Virginia
$121,080
130
68 Florence, South Carolina
$121,030
40
69 Peabody, Massachusetts
$120,890
30
70 Springfield, Illinois
$120,880
40
71 Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, Arizona
$120,780
490
72 Idaho Falls, Idaho
$120,750
n/a
73 Leominster-Fitchburg-Gardner, Massachusetts
$120,460
30
74 Atlantic City-Hammonton, New Jersey
$120,370
40
75 Omaha-Council Bluffs, Nebraska
$120,260
260
76 Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, Washington
$119,940
400
77 Corpus Christi, Texas
$119,430
40
78 Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, Virginia
$119,170
30
79 Greenville-Mauldin-Easley, South Carolina
$119,010
110
80 Columbus, Ohio
$118,970
280
81 Fargo, North Dakota
$118,920
50
82 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, District of Columbia
$118,860
1,330
83 Fort Smith, Oklahoma
$118,810
30
84 Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, Washington
$118,740
310
85 Cincinnati-Middletown, Ohio
$118,520
220
86 Salem, Oregon
$118,440
40
87 New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, New York
$118,390
2,600
88 New York-Jersey City-White Plains, USA
$118,330
1,880
89 Springfield, Massachusetts
$118,310
100
90 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, West Virginia
$118,250
1,000
91 Topeka, Kansas
$117,820
40
92 Bakersfield-Delano, California
$117,780
50
93 Other Ohio nonmetropolitan area, Ohio
$117,720
70
94 Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, Ohio
$117,580
180
95 Yakima, Washington
$117,570
40
96 San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, California
$117,380
490
97 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
$117,310
250
98 Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington, Wisconsin
$117,280
710
99 Other New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area, New Hampshire
$116,870
30
100 Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, Pennsylvania
$116,800
740
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