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Optometrists Salary Information in Indiana

The average annual and hourly salaries for optometrists in the state of Indiana are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of optometrists among Indiana metropolitan areas is shown in Table 3. The salary statistics are based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Optometrists in Indiana

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$36,500
25th Percentile Wage
$60,350
50th Percentile Wage
$88,240
75th Percentile Wage
$121,030
90th Percentile Wage
$156,130

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for optometrists in Indiana in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $156,130. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $88,240. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $36,500.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of optometrists from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$88,240
2.60% -19.22%
2016
$85,950
-2.47% -
2015
$88,070
-4.70% -
2014
$92,210
-0.07% -
2013
$92,270
-14.01% -
2012
$105,200
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Optometrists in Indiana Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of optometrists in some Indiana cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of optometrists in state of Indiana ranges from $40,150 to $125,910. The highest paying area for optometrists in Indiana is Gary with a median annual salary of $125,910. The second highest paying city/area in Indiana State is Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area (mean annual salary $110,930). The lowest paying area is Fort Wayne with a median annual salary of $40,150.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Gary
$125,910
Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area
$110,930
Central Indiana nonmetropolitan area
$87,370
Indianapolis-Carmel
$73,780
Bloomington
$69,050
Fort Wayne
$40,150




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