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Optometrists Salary in the Industry of Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals

The salary statistics and trend of optometrists in the industry of specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals 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
$37,850
25th Percentile Wage
$57,470
50th Percentile Wage
$83,100
75th Percentile Wage
$122,050
90th Percentile Wage
$141,370

Table 1 shows the average annual salaries for optometrists in the industry of specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals. 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 $141,370. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $83,100. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent optometrists is $37,850.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of optometrists in the industry of Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals from 2012 to 2017. Note that there is no salary data for some years between 2012 and 2017.

YearMedian Salary Growth3-Year Growth
2015
$83,100
-14.21% -19.45%
2014
$94,910
5.75% -
2013
$89,450
-10.97% -
2012
$99,260
- -

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

The average salaries of optometrists in 19 industries within the health care and social assistance sector are shown in Table 3. Note that there is no salary data for some years between 2012 and 2017. For salary information of optometrists in a specific industry, use the links in the table.

Industry Median Annual Salary
Outpatient Care Centers
$124,140
Offices of Physicians
$124,060
Hospitals - Local government owned
$117,730
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Local government owned
$117,730
Other Ambulatory Health Care Services
$116,810
All Other Ambulatory Health Care Services
$116,810
Social Assistance
$113,140
Ambulatory Health Care Services
$109,960
Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)
$106,070
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals
$105,910
Hospitals - Privately owned
$105,550
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Privately owned
$105,520
Offices of Other Health Practitioners
$104,950
Offices of Optometrists
$104,930
Individual and Family Services
$91,620
Offices of All Other Health Practitioners
$87,060
Services for the Elderly and Persons with Disabilities
$85,900
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals
$83,100
Specialty hospitals - Privately owned
$81,510

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