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Optometrists Salary Information in Kentucky

The average annual and hourly salaries for optometrists in the state of Kentucky are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of optometrists among Kentucky cities 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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$45,400
25th Percentile Wage
$57,390
50th Percentile Wage
$90,950
75th Percentile Wage
$118,960
90th Percentile Wage
$151,010

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for optometrists in Kentucky in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $151,010. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $90,950. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $45,400.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$21.83
25th Percentile Wage
$27.59
50th Percentile Wage
$43.73
75th Percentile Wage
$57.19
90th Percentile Wage
$72.59

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for optometrists in Kentucky in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $72.59. The median hourly salary is $43.73. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $21.83.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201690,950-4.64%8.19%
201595,1709.02%-
201486,590-2.21%-
201388,5005.65%-
201283,500--

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Optometrists in Kentucky Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of optometrists in some Kentucky cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of optometrists in state of Kentucky ranges from $85,360 to $109,600. The highest paying area for optometrists in Kentucky is Lexington-Fayette with a median annual salary of $109,600. The second highest paying city/area in Kentucky State is Louisville-Jefferson County (mean annual salary $97,810). The lowest paying area is West Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $85,360.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Lexington-Fayette
$109,600
Louisville-Jefferson County
$97,810
Owensboro
$88,860
West Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area
$85,360


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