Optometrists Salary in the Industry of Offices of Optometrists

The salary statistics and trend of optometrists in the industry of offices of optometrists are shown in the following tables and chart. In Table 3 we compare optometrists salaries in different industries within the health care and social assistance sector.

Table 1. Average Annual Salary

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$50,640
25th Percentile Wage
$75,120
50th Percentile Wage
$102,350
75th Percentile Wage
$132,410
90th Percentile Wage
$188,810

Table 1 shows the average annual salaries for optometrists in the industry of offices of optometrists. 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 $188,810. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $102,350. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent optometrists is $50,640.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
2016102,3501.74%7.29%
2015100,5702.40%-
201498,1600.33%-
201397,8403.02%-
201294,890--

Table 2. Average Hourly Salary

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$24.35
25th Percentile Wage
$36.11
50th Percentile Wage
$49.21
75th Percentile Wage
$63.66
90th Percentile Wage
$90.77

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for optometrists in the industry of offices of optometrists. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) optometrists is $90.77. The median hourly salary is $49.21. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $24.35.

Table 3. Compare Optometrists Salary in Different Industries within the Health Care and Social Assistance Sector

The average salaries of optometrists in 13 industries within the health care and social assistance sector are shown in Table 3. For salary information of optometrists in a specific industry, use the links in the table.

Industry Median Annual Salary
Outpatient Care Centers
$123,220
Offices of Physicians
$121,640
Ambulatory Health Care Services
$107,380
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Privately owned
$104,630
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals
$104,320
Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)
$102,800
Offices of Other Health Practitioners
$102,370
Offices of Optometrists
$102,350
Hospitals - Privately owned
$101,770
Social Assistance
$98,360
Individual and Family Services
$91,620
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals
$83,100
Specialty hospitals - Privately owned
$81,510

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