Optometrists Salary in Sector of Retail Trade

The salary statistics of optometrists in the industry sector of retail trade are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare optometrists salaries in different industries within the retail trade sector.

Average Annual Salary of Optometrists

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$64,390
25th Percentile Wage
$90,840
50th Percentile Wage
$114,820
75th Percentile Wage
$131,580
90th Percentile Wage
$162,960

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for optometrists in the industry sector of retail trade. The salaries are shown in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) optometrists is $162,960. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $114,820. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid optometrists is $64,390.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of optometrists in the industry sector of retail trade from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$114,820
4.48% 10.39%
2016
$109,680
6.58% -
2015
$102,460
1.61% -
2014
$100,810
-0.19% -
2013
$101,000
-1.87% -
2012
$102,890
- -

Compare Optometrists Salary in Different Industries within the Retail Trade Sector

The average salaries of optometrists in four industries in the retail trade sector are shown below. We note that within this industry sector, the salaries vary among different industries. The highest paying industry for optometrists occupations is the health and personal care stores industry with an annual salary $114,880. The lowest paying industry is the department stores industry (annual salary $101,950). For detailed optometrists salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Health and Personal Care Stores
$114,880
Health and Personal Care Stores
$114,880
General Merchandise Stores
$111,820
Department Stores
$101,950

Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].




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