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Optometrists Salary in the Industry of Individual and Family Services

The salary statistics and trend of optometrists in the industry of individual and family services 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
$41,650
25th Percentile Wage
$46,950
50th Percentile Wage
$91,620
75th Percentile Wage
$116,300
90th Percentile Wage
$141,570

Table 1 shows the average annual salaries for optometrists in the industry of individual and family 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 $141,570. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $91,620. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent optometrists is $41,650.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of optometrists in the industry of Individual and Family Services from 2012 to 2016. Note that there is no salary data for some years between 2012 and 2016.

YearMedian Salary Growth1-Year Growth
201391,6201.42%1.42%
201290,320--

Table 2. Average Hourly Salary

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$20.02
25th Percentile Wage
$22.57
50th Percentile Wage
$44.05
75th Percentile Wage
$55.92
90th Percentile Wage
$68.06

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for optometrists in the industry of individual and family services. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) optometrists is $68.06. The median hourly salary is $44.05. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $20.02.

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. Note that there is no salary data for some years between 2012 and 2016. 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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