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Optometrists Salary Information in Louisiana

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

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$59,290
25th Percentile Wage
$71,010
50th Percentile Wage
$87,570
75th Percentile Wage
$152,210
90th Percentile Wage
No Data

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for optometrists in Louisiana in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 75th percentile (the top 25 percent of the highest paid) is $152,210. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $87,570. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $59,290.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$28.51
25th Percentile Wage
$34.14
50th Percentile Wage
$42.10
75th Percentile Wage
$73.18
90th Percentile Wage
No Data

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for optometrists in Louisiana in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 75th percentile wage is $73.18. The median hourly salary is $42.10. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $28.51.

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
201687,5707.95%11.36%
201580,610-0.98%-
201481,400-2.46%-
201383,4006.93%-
201277,620--

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Optometrists in Louisiana Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of optometrists in some Louisiana cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of optometrists in state of Louisiana ranges from $56,900 to $187,140. The highest paying area for optometrists in Louisiana is Houma-Bayou Cane-Thibodaux with a median annual salary of $187,140. The second highest paying city/area in Louisiana State is New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner (mean annual salary $112,740). The lowest paying area is Lake Charles with a median annual salary of $56,900.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Houma-Bayou Cane-Thibodaux
$187,140
New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner
$112,740
Baton Rouge
$94,450
Lafayette
$67,720
New Iberia nonmetropolitan area
$65,890
Lake Charles
$56,900


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