Optometrists Salary in Sector of Educational Services

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

Average Annual Salary of Optometrists

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$31,430
25th Percentile Wage
$35,380
50th Percentile Wage
$55,030
75th Percentile Wage
$107,330
90th Percentile Wage
$132,130

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for optometrists in the industry sector of educational services. 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 $132,130. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $55,030. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid optometrists is $31,430.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of optometrists in the industry sector of educational services from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201655,030-88.59%-23.71%
2015103,780-2.70%-
2014106,5808.59%-
201397,42030.12%-
201268,080--

Compare Optometrists Salary in Different Industries within the Educational Services Sector

The average salaries of optometrists in six industries in the educational services 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 colleges, universities, and professional schools - privately owned industry with an annual salary $64,440. The lowest paying industry is the colleges, universities, and professional schools - state government owned industry (annual salary $50,750). For detailed optometrists salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Colleges, universities, and professional schools - Privately owned
$64,440
Educational Services - Privately owned
$64,440
Educational Services
$55,030
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools
$51,010
Educational Services - State government owned
$50,750
Colleges, universities, and professional schools - State government owned
$50,750

Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].



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